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 - 261Trial of local journalists in Antalya adjourned until JanuaryGovernment’s censorship tools: RTÜK and BİK penaltiesJournalist Zehra Özdilek acquitted

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 261

Dozens arrested in operation targeting social media movement; Mümtazer Türköne released; indictment issued against Müyesser Yıldız and İsmail Dükel; sentences in Özgür Gündem solidarity trial upheld

Government’s censorship tools: RTÜK and BİK penalties

Penalties imposed on opposition media outlets not only restrict the right to information enshrined in the Constitution, but also cause the sanctioned media outlets extreme financial trouble

Trial of local journalists in Antalya adjourned until January

Court rules to send the file to the prosecutor and sets 12 January 2021 as the date for the next hearing

Journalist Zehra Özdilek acquitted

Özdilek was charged with “making those involved in the fight against terrorism a target” in an interview published in Cumhuriyet daily

    Rawin Sterk Yıldız

    Rudaw TV reporter

    Osman Kavala

    Osman Kavala

    İnan Kızılkaya

    İnan Kızılkaya is former responsible managing editor of the pro-Kurdish Özgür Gü..

    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