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 - 170

Journalists Murat Güreş, Hamza Gündüz given jail terms for social media posts; Professor Şebnem Korur Fincancı se...

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Actor Ersin Umut Güler handed down 21-month sentence for “insulting the president”; prosecutor asks court to convi...

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  Mehmet Baransu ordered to remain behind bars; appellate court upholds 6-month prison term given to Oğuz Güven; jo...

Prosecutor seeks prison sentences for 5 defendants in Özgür Gündem trial

Prosecutor asks court to convict Aslı Erdoğan and Zana Kaya of “terrorism propaganda,” Eren Keskin, İnan Kızıl...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey – 228

Prosecutor submits final opinion in Gezi Park trial; Office of General Prosecutor asks Supreme Court of Appeals to upho...

Three acquitted in Özgür Gündem trial

Court rules to separate the files of Eren Keskin, Zana Kaya, İnan Kızılkaya and Kemal Sancılı, granting additional...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey – 229

Court acquits Necmiye Alpay, Aslı Erdoğan and Bilge Aykut, separates files of six other defendants in Özgür Gündem...

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Ahmet Altan spends 4 years behind bars; five journalists sentenced for “exposing” MİT operative; Müyesser Yıld...

İnan Kızılkaya

İnan Kızılkaya is former responsible managing editor of the pro-Kurdish Özgür Gündem Dail...

Necmiye Alpay

Necmiye Alpay is a renowned linguist, writer and a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the shuttered pro-Kurdish ...

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