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.



ETHA office raided by police, 7 taken into custody

Five ETHA employees, including journalists İsminaz Temel and Havva Cuştan, taken into custody during the weekend raid...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 195

Journalist Canan Coşkun acquitted, video-activist Kazım Kızıl convicted of “insulting the president” charge; ja...

ETHA journalists İsminaz Temel and Havva Cuştan’s trial resumes

Expert opinion by Article 19 concerning the charges against İsminaz Temel presented to court during the hearing  C...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 206

Photojournalist Çağdaş Erdoğan handed down prison term on “propaganda” charge; First-ever acquittal verdict ren...

Trial of ETHA journalists adjourned

ETHA editor İsminaz Temel and reporter Havva Cuştan’s trial on charges of “membership in a terrorist organization...

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T24 Editor-in-Chief Doğan Akın to stand trial over website’s “Fuat Avni” reports; at least 6 journalists handed...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey – 233

Osman Kavala faces additional “espionage” charge in coup investigation; newspaper terminates Timur Soykan’s contr...

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Dozens arrested in operation targeting social media movement; Mümtazer Türköne released; indictment issued against M...

İsminaz Temel and Havva Cuştan’s trial adjourned 

Refusing to lift the international travel ban imposed on the defendants, the presiding judge said judges who previously...

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Four sentenced in Özgür Gündem trial; Prof. Fincancı fined for “insulting Erdoğan”; 5 journalists charged with...

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