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.



Journalists in State of Emergency - 132

Former TRT executive Ali Ahmet Böken convicted of “membership in an armed terrorist organization” sentenced to 9 y...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 142

Çiğdem Toker faces lawsuit seeking TL 1.5 mln in damages; indictment issued for Özgürlükçü Demokrasi employees; ...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 146

Ece Sevim Öztürk jailed; Sedat Sur faces investigation for social media posts; Şirin Kabakçı appears in first hea...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 168

Hasan Cemal faces investigation on “insulting the president charge”; courts rule to keep jailed journalists in Özg...

Freedom of Expression and the Press Turkey - 169

16 more signatories of Academics for Peace petition given jail terms on “propaganda” charge; Ece Sevim Öztürk con...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 185

Jailed journalist Haydar Ergül released after 15 months in pre-trial detention; nine defendants in Özgür Gündem sol...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 188

Ahmet Altan acquitted in case filed by former chief of General Staff; 6 former Cumhuriyet staffers return to prison to ...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 194

Semiha Şahin and Pınar Gayıp released under house arrest; Yavuz Selim Demirağ released on probation; compensation c...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 198

Mehmet Baransu ordered to remain behind bars; Hüseyin Aykol sent to prison to serve upheld sentence; Mehmet Gündem co...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 212

Journalist Tuğba Özer ordered to pay compensation for news report; jailed journalist İdris Yılmaz sentenced to 6 ye...

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