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.



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T24 Editor-in-Chief Doğan Akın to stand trial over website’s “Fuat Avni” reports; at least 6 journalists handed...

İsminaz Temel and Havva Cuştan’s trial adjourned 

Refusing to lift the international travel ban imposed on the defendants, the presiding judge said judges who previously...

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

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Academic Cenk Yiğiter’s sentence upheld; prosecutor seeks conviction for journalist Arif Aslan; Evrensel’s Görkem...

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Four sentenced in Özgür Gündem trial; Prof. Fincancı fined for “insulting Erdoğan”; 5 journalists charged with...

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MA reporter Mehmet Aslan released pending trial; Roza Metina appears in court; Gökhan Biçici gives statement over 201...

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Top court publishes Özgür Gündem judgment; prosecutor demands acquittal of Meşale Tolu, who spent 7.5 months behind...

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Court rules Çetin Kurşun should be charged with “membership in terrorist organization”; prosecutor demands senten...

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Networks critical of gov't imposed 71 fines in 2021; 18 journalists acquitted of “resisting arrest”; Doğan Ergün ...

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Journalist dismissed for reporting on university student’s death by suicide; prosecutors request sentence for writer ...

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