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.

Trial of former Taraf journalists postponed to OctoberFreedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey – 254Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 253Rawin Sterk Yıldız charged with
 

Trial of former Taraf journalists postponed to October

Court ruled at the end of the two-day hearing to keep the only jailed defendant in the case, Mehmet Baransu, behind bars until next hearing 
 

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey – 254

Newspaper owner in Batman faces charges over reports on sexual assault incident; new Covid-19 cases reported in prisons but no official data released for weeks
 

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 253

Indictment issued against jailed journalist Rawin Sterk Yıldız; Parliament passes controversial social media law; appeal against detention of journalists Kılınç, Pehlivan and Ağırel rejected
 

Free speech to be further curbed through social media law

Opposition lawmakers Gergerlioğlu and Çakırözer warn that the restrictions on social media will pose a profound obstacle to freedom of expression
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    Osman Kavala

    Osman Kavala
     

    Ahmet Turan Alkan

    Former columnist for Zaman daily
     

    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..
     

    Mehmet Altan

    Mehmet Altan, a professor of economics and a columnist, has been held in İstanbu..
     

    Mümtazer Türköne

    Mümtazer Türköne, an academic and columnist for the shuttered Zaman newspaper
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