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 - 319

Journalist Sinan Aygül handed down one more sentence; “Taraf trial” adjourned again; Sibel Hürtaş appears in cou...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 320

Trial of Charlie Hebdo executives and cartoonist begins; MA reporter Emrullah Acar taken into custody; Jin News reporte...

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Court rules to keep Osman Kavala in detention; new indictment issued against Nazan Sala; Genco Erkal, Gökhan Biçici s...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 322

Eren Keskin’s house raided by police; Hasan Köksoy arrested for street interview; prosecutor demands sentence for De...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 323

Hasan Cemal charged with “insulting the president”; 3 YouTubers detained; Gülşen Koçuk sentenced for “propagan...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 324

Kemal Demir sentenced to prison; retrial of novelist Aslı Erdoğan begins; life imprisonment sought for Rojhat Doğru;...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 325

Networks critical of gov't imposed 71 fines in 2021; 18 journalists acquitted of “resisting arrest”; Doğan Ergün ...

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Five journalists sentenced in “RedHack trial”; top court rejects Cemal Azmi Kalyoncu’s application; RTÜK fines t...

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Journalists and representatives from professional organizations recount how police brutality affects journalists in Tur...

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Five journalists who reported on torture allegations acquitted; Rojhat Doğru sentenced to life in prison; Albayrak app...

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