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 - 296

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

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 311

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

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 312

Deputy minister files 3 lawsuits against BirGün, Evrensel and Cumhuriyet; five journalists sentenced in Antalya; inves...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 314

Osman Kavala remains behind bars; photographer Mehmet Özer, filmmaker Veysi Altay sentenced for “propaganda”; Gök...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 316

Prosecutor demands sentence for video activist Oktay İnce; Mehmet Baransu’s request for recusal of judges in “Tara...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 324

Kemal Demir sentenced to prison; retrial of novelist Aslı Erdoğan begins; life imprisonment sought for Rojhat Doğru;...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 149

ETHA reporter Ali Sönmez Kayar remains behind bars; BirGün daily faces investigation for nightclub shooting coverage...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 158

Jailed journalist Abdulkadir Turay sentenced to 9 years in prison; Alican Uludağ faces investigation for his reporting...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 162

Hüseyin Aykol, İnan Kızılkaya, İhsan Çaralan given jail terms for “insulting the president”; Constitutional ...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 167

İsminaz Temel remains behind bars in second hearing; appellate court upholds sentences given in Özgür Gündem trial;...

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