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.

Journalist Abdurrahman Gök appears in court on Twitter might become inaccessible in Turkey as heftier penalty loomsFreedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 282Prosecutor once again seeks conviction for journalist İsmail Çoban
 

Journalist Abdurrahman Gök appears in court on "terror" charges

Best known for his photographs of Kemal Kurkut’s murder during 2017’s Newroz celebrations in Diyarbakır, Gök is charged with "membership in a terrorist organization" and "terrorism propaganda"
 

Twitter might become inaccessible in Turkey as heftier penalty looms

Experts think free VPN services will fall short of providing access to Twitter, expected to be rendered inaccessible due to drastic bandwidth restrictions for failing to appoint a local representative
 

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 282

Four sentenced in Özgür Gündem trial; Prof. Fincancı fined for “insulting Erdoğan”; 5 journalists charged with “membership in terrorist group”; “propaganda” sentence given to HDP's Gergerlioğlu upheld
 

Prosecutor once again seeks conviction for journalist İsmail Çoban

Çoban, the former responsible editor of the shuttered Kurdish newspaper Azadiya Welat, is charged with “terrorism propaganda” over articles published in 2013
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    Reyhan Hacıoğlu

    Former editor for Özgür Gündem, Özgürlükçü Demokrasi newspapers
     

    Müyesser Yıldız

    Odatv Ankara news manager
     

    Max Zirngast

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

    Orhan Erinç

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

    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 ..
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