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 - 302

Prosecutor appeals Melis Alphan’s acquittal; Cem Şimşek sentenced for "insulting" Erdoğan; Erk Acarer assaulted; A...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 303

District governor gets restraining order against local journalist; Özgür Gündem, Özgürlükçü Demokrasi, ETHA tri...

Expression Interrupted releases latest freedom of expression and press report

109 journalists stood trial in May and June; 4 journalists were sentenced to a total of 9 years and 8 months in prison....

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 304

Printing house of local newspaper set on fire; Gezi and Çarşı trials merged; media outlets receiving grants targeted...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 305

Gezi trial, merged with retrial of 35 Beşiktaş fans, adjourned until October; Ahmet Kanbal to stand trial over social...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 306

Beritan Canözer taken into custody; İbrahim Karakaş sentenced to 9 years in prison; Hikmet Tunç handed down 8-month...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 309

At least 4 journalists face new investigations; Baransel Ağca charged with “insulting the president”; Constitution...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 310

Yavuz Ekinci appears in court; prosecutor seeks sentence for Dindar Karataş; RTÜK fines Halk TV, Tele1 and TR35; TÜB...

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...

Officer who assaulted journalist Beyza Kural granted exemption from attending hearings

Trial follows on the heels of a Constitutional Court judgement, which held that Kural’s detention in 2015 violated fr...

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