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 - 286

Hakan Aygün, Ali Ergin Demirhan sentenced; students appear in court over Boğaziçi exhibition; HDP’s Gergerlioğlu ...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 287

Journalist Perihan Kaya sentenced for "propaganda"; Ruhi Karadağ detained, imposed travel ban; French journalist Sylva...

Court issues reasoned judgment in Özgür Gündem main trial

Court panel writes in the judgment against Eren Keskin, Zana Kaya, İnan Kızılkaya and Kemal Sancılı that the defen...

Journalist Melis Alphan appears in court over Newroz photo

Alphan is charged with “terrorism propaganda” for sharing a photo taken during 2015 Newroz festivities in Diyarbak...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 289

Ali Ergin Demirhan indicted twice over the same Twitter post; Melis Alphan stands trial over Newroz photo; Oktay Candem...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 294

Journalist Deniz Yücel charged with Article 301 in new trial; Baransel Ağca faces investigation; activist Taylan Kula...

Journalist Oktay Candemir appears in court for new trial

Candemir is charged with “terrorism propaganda” for his social media posts and news footage found on his digital eq...

Writer Yavuz Ekinci appears in court on "propaganda" charge

The accusation stems from eight Twitter posts Ekinci shared in 2013 and 2014 and a joint statement he signed about the ...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 310

Yavuz Ekinci appears in court; prosecutor seeks sentence for Dindar Karataş; RTÜK fines Halk TV, Tele1 and TR35; TÜB...

Lawyer and columnist Nurcan Kaya sentenced for social media post

Kaya handed down 15-month sentence on charge of “terrorism propaganda” for her 2014 Twitter post about the fight ag...

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