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 - 291

European Court’s Murat Sabuncu, Ahmet Şık judgments become final; İnci Aydın acquitted at her second hearing; RT...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 297

Prosecutor seeks conviction for four journalists in “Taraf trial”; Abdurrahman Gök’s trial resumes; Alican Uluda...

Online panel: Ad penalties and financial pressures on the media

Evrensel newspaper’s lawyer Devrim Avcı, RSF Turkey representative Erol Önderoğlu and main opposition CHP Deputy U...

Barış Terkoğlu

Odatv news directo...

Journalist Çağdaş Kaplan sentenced to over 6 years in prison

Sakarya court convicts Kaplan for "membership in a terrorist organization" in case that had been pending since 2010  ...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 143

Çağdaş Kaplan handed down 6-year prison sentence in long-running case; Hayri Demir convicted for his social media po...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 155

Cumhuriyet Foundation’s new board replaces newspaper’s editor-in-chief, managing editor; Prosecutor seeks yet anoth...

Journalists arrested in police raids in Diyarbakır, elsewhere

More than 100 people have been arrested in coordinated raids in Diyarbakır and 8 other provinces   Six jour...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 160

Journos detained in sweeping operation across 9 provinces, Kibriye Evren jailed; Seda Taşkın given 7,5 years in priso...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 168

Hasan Cemal faces investigation on “insulting the president charge”; courts rule to keep jailed journalists in Özg...

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