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.



Journalists accused of "exposing MİT operative" appear in court

Barış Terkoğlu, Ferhat Çelik and Aydın Keser released pending trial, Barış Pehlivan, Hülya Kılınç, Murat Ağ...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 253

Indictment issued against jailed journalist Rawin Sterk Yıldız; Parliament passes controversial social media law; app...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 256

RTÜK fines five TV channels; journalist Şaban Önen assaulted by relatives of local mayor; access to dozens of online...

5 journalists handed down prison sentences for "exposing" MİT operative

Journalists Hülya Kılınç, Barış Pehlivan, Murat Ağırel released; file against Erk Acarer separate...

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...

Barış Terkoğlu

Odatv news directo...

Müyesser Yıldız

Odatv Ankara news manage...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 45

On Feb. 14 and Feb. 15, many journalists and writers appeared in court in the OdaTV, Özgür Gündem and Taraf trials. ...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 56

Thirteen suspects, most of whom are writers and journalists, accused of working as the media arm of an organization cal...

Mehmet Altan's defense: You would have tried Rousseau, too

Prominent columnist and economist Mehmet Altan, imprisoned as part of a "coup" trial since September 2016, appeared bef...

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