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 - 289Ali Ergin Demirhan indicted twice over same Twitter postJournalist Melis Alphan appears in court over Newroz photoFreedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 288
 

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 289

Ali Ergin Demirhan indicted twice over the same Twitter post; Melis Alphan stands trial over Newroz photo; Oktay Candemir charged with "propaganda"; Beritan Canözer released under judicial control
 

Ali Ergin Demirhan indicted twice over same Twitter post

Court dismisses new case against Sendika.org editor Demirhan, who was sentenced to 1 year, 2 months and 17 days in prison last year for "insulting the president" over the same post
 

Journalist Melis Alphan appears in court over Newroz photo

Alphan is charged with “terrorism propaganda” for sharing a photo taken during 2015 Newroz festivities in Diyarbakır on Instagram
 

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 288

Four journalists jailed in Van released at first hearing; columnist Nagehan Alçı fined for “insulting” judge; actress Nilüfer Aydan sentenced for “insulting the president”; HDP's Gergerlioğlu arrested
Expression Interrupted
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    İshak Yasul

    Former responsible editor for Özgürlükçü Demokrasi newspaper
     

    Hazal Ocak

    City and environment journalist for Cumhuriyet daily
     

    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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