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 - 299

Court reverses decision to drop “propaganda” charge against Aslı Erdoğan; Oktay Candemir appears in court for new...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 312

Deputy minister files 3 lawsuits against BirGün, Evrensel and Cumhuriyet; five journalists sentenced in Antalya; inves...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 87

One more journalist arrested; three more media organizations shut down with new Cabinet decre...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 92

Sözcü’s Mediha Olgun and Evrensel’s Yusuf Karataş released from prison, bringing number of imprisoned journalist...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 97

Two journalists attacked and detained; WSJ reporter given prison sentence and ETHA journalist Tolu remains in prison ...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 142

Çiğdem Toker faces lawsuit seeking TL 1.5 mln in damages; indictment issued for Özgürlükçü Demokrasi employees; ...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 207

Turkish courts convict at least 5 journalists in a week; Supreme Court of Appeals overturns convictions in Cumhuriyet t...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 236

Bill proposing early release for 90,000 inmates submitted to Parliament; at least 6 journalists called in for questioni...

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 – 263

Four journalists including Mezopotamya Agency reporters jailed in Van; new indictment seeks aggravated life sentence fo...

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