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 - 197

Supreme Court of Appeals overturns life sentences given to Altan brothers and Nazlı Ilıcak; Ahmet Altan, Cengiz Erdin...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 209

Food safety expert Bülent Şık given 15-month prison sentence; prosecutor in “Taraf MGK headline trial” asks cour...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 213

Journalist Emre Orman jailed pending trial over his social media posts; former responsible managing editor of Yeni Yaş...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 219

At least three journalists jailed in a week; court issues reasoned judgment in Altans trial; three journalists to stand...

Hayri Demir’s trial on “terrorism” charges adjourned until April

Demir reiterates that the supposed “evidence” is just journalism...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey – 226

Yeni Yaşam former responsible editor Osman Akın convicted of “propaganda”; academic Tuna Altınel acquitted in ca...

Journalists Hürtaş and Demir’s trial adjourned

The court panel rejected the request to lift the judicial control measures imposed on the defendants and adjourned the ...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 270

Mehmet Baransu sentenced to 17 years on 4 charges; MA reporter Dindar Karataş jailed, Hakan Yalçın arrested; journal...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 271

Journalists Velat Öztekin, Dicle Müftüoğlu sentenced on “propaganda” charge; Alican Uludağ’s trial over Twit...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 284

Turkey among not free countries in Freedom House report; journalist Mustafa Gökkılıç sentenced, released; case file...

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