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 - 269

JinNews Kurdish editor Roza Metina arrested; 5 journalists to stand trial for covering 2019 demonstration in Mardin; Bi...

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...

Barış Terkoğlu

Odatv news directo...

Five journalists assaulted in two weeks

6 assailants arrested for attacking Yavuz Selim Demirağ released while the assailants who attacked Ergin Çevik and Ha...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey – 233

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

Rights groups: Release all prisoners detained arbitrarily

Joint statement by 24 rights groups says early release law passed in Parliament unjustifiably excludes tens of thousand...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 238

New indictment accuses journalists Uludağ and Akça of “disclosing identities of informants”; Parliament passes ea...

ANALYSIS: Early release bill ruins fragile trust in justice system

Government’s latest judicial reform package confirms that “thought is the most serious crime” as journalists, pol...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 248

Three journalists released as their trial on “Disclosing identity of MİT official” charge begins; journalist Özg...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 259

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

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