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.



Journalist Ruşen Takva appears in court for new trial

Takva is charged with “violating the Law on Demonstrations” and “membership in a terrorist organization” for co...

Journalist Oktay Candemir appears in court for new trial

Candemir is charged with “terrorism propaganda” for his social media posts and news footage found on his digital eq...

Writer Yavuz Ekinci appears in court on "propaganda" charge

The accusation stems from eight Twitter posts Ekinci shared in 2013 and 2014 and a joint statement he signed about the ...

Journalist Eren Tutel appears in court

Tutel, an editor for BirGün daily, is charged with “insulting a public official” for reporting on allegations of c...

Journalist Derya Okatan appears in court for "propaganda" case

Okatan is on trial for news reports shared on the social media accounts of Etkin News Agency, where she worked as respo...

Journalist Sibel Hürtaş appears in court for "resisting" detention

The case, launched upon a complaint by four police officers who violently detained Hürtaş as she was covering a prote...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 319

Journalist Sinan Aygül handed down one more sentence; “Taraf trial” adjourned again; Sibel Hürtaş appears in cou...

Actor Genco Erkal appears in court

Erkal is charged with “insulting the president” based on three social media posts he shared in 2016 and 2020. Next ...

Ahmet Altan

Novelist and former editor-in-chief of Taraf newspape...

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