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 - 390

Yeni Yaşam employee Hamdullah Bayram jailed; Religious Affairs employees destroy foreign journalists’ equipment; DW ...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 406

Top court finds rights violations in 2 applications filed by journalists; fines handed to 3 police officers who detaine...

Yeni Yaşam newspaper contributor Ahmet Güneş acquitted of "terrorism propaganda"

Court also dismisses TCK 301 allegation against Ahmet Güneş in line with decision by Justice Ministr...

Barış Terkoğlu

Odatv news directo...

Mehmet Şah Oruç

Mezopotamya News Agency reporte...

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...

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