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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Journalist Hazal Ocak acquitted

Hazal Ocak was accused of "insulting a public official" over her report on a plot of land allegedly purchased by Minister Berat Albayrak, published in January in Cumhuriyet newspaper

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 265

Sabiha Temizkan sentenced to 1 year and 3 months on “propaganda” charge; Eren Keskin appears in court over social media posts; prosecutor seeks conviction for Onur Emre Yağan

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 264

İshak Yasul, Arafat Dayan handed down prison sentences; court upholds convictions in Sözcü trial; Özgür Boğatekin faces new indictment; prosecutor seeks conviction for Can Dündar

Joint statement: Kavala Indictment Constitutes Denial of Law

The Solidarity Network for Human Rights Defenders issues joint statement condemning new indictment which seeks aggravated life sentence for Osman Kavala

    Rawin Sterk Yıldız

    Rudaw TV reporter

    Osman Kavala

    Osman Kavala

    Max Zirngast

    Austrian freelance journalist Max Zirngast was arrested by anti-terror police at..

    Murat Aksoy

    Murat Aksoy, a columnist for the shuttered Yeni Hayat daily and an advisor for t..

    Orhan Erinç

    Orhan Erinç is the head of the Cumhuriyet Foundation's Board of Directors

    Ufuk Şanlı

    Ufuk Şanlı, a business journalist for a number of media outlets including Zaman ..