Expression Interrupted

Journalists and academics bear the brunt of the massive crackdown on freedom of expression in Turkey. Scores of them are currently subject to criminal investigations or behind bars. This website is dedicated to tracking the legal process against them.



Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey – 260

Giving precedence to the MİT trucks case, court begins process to seize Can Dündar’s personal assets in Turkey; jou...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey – 263

Four journalists including Mezopotamya Agency reporters jailed in Van; new indictment seeks aggravated life sentence fo...

Prosecutor seeks conviction for Can Dündar in "MİT trucks case"

Court rejects objection to confiscation of Dündar’s assets; trial adjourned until 4 December for Dündar’s final d...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 264

İshak Yasul, Arafat Dayan handed down prison sentences; court upholds convictions in Sözcü trial; Özgür Boğatekin...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 265

Sabiha Temizkan sentenced to 1 year and 3 months on “propaganda” charge; Eren Keskin appears in court over social m...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 271

Journalists Velat Öztekin, Dicle Müftüoğlu sentenced on “propaganda” charge; Alican Uludağ’s trial over Twit...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 273

Osman Kavala remains behind bars as his “coup” trial begins; Mezopotamya news agency reporter Zeynep Durgut arrest...

Can Dündar sentenced to 27 years over "MİT trucks" coverage

Court renders judgment in the absence of Dündar’s lawyers, who refused to attend the hearing citing the lack of impa...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 274

Can Dündar sentenced to 27.5 years in retrial of "MİT trucks case"; Supreme Court upholds 3 convictions in Zaman tria...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 277

ETHA reporter Pınar Gayıp arrested; Özgür Boğatekin handed down 18-month sentence; prosecutor seeks life sentence ...

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