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 Sıddık Güler released from prisonFreedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 436Journalist Nagihan Yılkın ordered to pay fine on charge of Ahmet Altan, Nazlı Ilıcak and Fevzi Yazıcı handed jail term in retrial
 

Journalist Sıddık Güler released from prison

Güler, who was released on probation after 2 months in prison in Van, says he will continue his journalism from where he left off
 

Journalist Nagihan Yılkın ordered to pay fine on charge of "insulting a public official"

The case against Yılkın and Büyüksipahi was filed upon a complaint by former Gaziantep Governor Davut Gül over a news story published on Cumhuriyet's online edition on 5 March 2022
 

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 436

Six journalists detained in İzmir released; Nuray Atmaca detained; Ahmet Altan, Nazlı Ilıcak and Fevzi Yazıcı sentenced to imprisonment in retrial; Zafer Arapkirli ordered to pay fine
 

Ahmet Altan, Nazlı Ilıcak and Fevzi Yazıcı handed jail term in retrial

The prosecutor has requested sentencing for Altan, Ilıcak and Yazıcı on the charge of “aiding a terrorist organization,” and Şimşek’s acquittal of “membership in a terrorist organization”
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    Ahmet Kanbal

    Mezopotamya News Agency reporter
     

    Faruk Eren

    Journalist, former President of Disk Basın-İş labor union
     

    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..
     

    Ece Sevim Öztürk

    Ece Sevim Öztürk was arrested on 8 June 2018 as part of an investigation launche..
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