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.

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Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey – 383

ECtHR condemns Turkey in journalist Abdullah Kılıç’s application; documentary filmmaker Sibel Tekin released; Metin Uca briefly arrested
 

Freedom of Expression and the Press Agenda: Judicial crackdown on media, civil society intensifies

In the last quarter of 2022 that was overshadowed by debates over “disinformation” law, 10 journalists were imprisoned; 173 journalists stood trial in 99 cases
 

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey – 382

Journalist Murat Verim imprisoned after being deported by Greece; journalist scolded, pushed away after asking question to MHP leader; Minister Varank sues T24 chief editor Doğan Akın
 

Journalist Nişmiye Güler acquitted at first hearing

JinNews editor Nişmiye Güler was charged with "terrorism propaganda” over her social media posts
Expression Interrupted
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    Fevzi Yazıcı

    Former design director of Zaman newspaper
     

    Ruşen Takva

    Freelance journalist
     

    Pelin Ünker

    Journalist Pelin Ünker was hit with three separate lawsuits over her article ser..
     

    Ayşe Düzkan

    Journalist Ayşe Düzkan joined in a campaign for solidarity with the now-defunct ..
     

    Semiha Şahin

    Etkin News Agency (ETHA) editor Semiha Şahin was arrested in Istanbul on 13 Apri..
     

    İsminaz Temel

    İsminaz Temel, an editor for the Etkin news agency (ETHA), was arrested on 19 Oc..
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