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.



Sözcü trial adjourned over reform package

The trial of nine Sözcü staffers on the charge of “aiding a terrorist organization without being its member” to r...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 214

Prosecutor seeks higher than minimum sentences in retrial of Altans case; Mümtazer Türköne fined over 2014 article; ...

7 staff members of Sözcü daily given prison terms

Seven of the nine defendants in the case convicted of “aiding a terrorist organization without being its member,” p...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 251

Prosecutor seeks conviction for Mehmet Baransu and Murat Şevki Çoban on three charges; Deniz Yücel handed down priso...

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...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 276

MA reporter Mehmet Aslan jailed; journalist Ayten Akgün given 11-month sentence; top court rules house arrest violated...

Prosecutor seeks sentence for Seyhan Avşar and Necdet Önemli

Avşar and Önemli are on trial for disclosing the name of the prosecutor who issued the Sözcü newspaper indictment i...

Gökmen Ulu

Gökmen Ulu, the İzmir correspondent of Sözcü daily, was detained on May 19, 2017, in connection with a news report ...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 50

155 journalists were in prison in Turkey as of March 10; which marked the ...

Journalists in State of Emergency – 15

On August 30, detention warrants were issued for 35 journalists as part of the probe launched into the July 15 coup d...

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