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.

Prosecutor demands acquittal for Meşale ToluProsecutor demands sentence for journalist Buse SöğütlüFreedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 310Writer Yavuz Ekinci appears in court on
 

Prosecutor demands sentence for journalist Buse Söğütlü

Söğütlü is on trial for a Twitter post about Judge Akın Gürlek. Court is expected to issue its judgment at the next hearing, set for 27 January 2022
 

Prosecutor demands acquittal for Meşale Tolu

Tolu, a German citizen, remained behind bars with her toddler son for over seven months in 2017 as part of this case. Court is expected to render its judgment in December
 

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 310

Yavuz Ekinci appears in court; prosecutor seeks sentence for Dindar Karataş; RTÜK fines Halk TV, Tele1 and TR35; TÜBİTAK files compensation case against BirGün; Barbaros Şansal given 3-month sentence
 

Writer Yavuz Ekinci appears in court on "propaganda" charge

The accusation stems from eight Twitter posts Ekinci shared in 2013 and 2014 and a joint statement he signed about the 2014 battle against ISIS in the Syrian town of Kobani
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    Adnan Bilen

    Journalist, reporter for Mezopotamya news agency
     

    İshak Yasul

    Former responsible editor for Özgürlükçü Demokrasi newspaper
     

    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 ..
     

    Semiha Şahin

    Etkin News Agency (ETHA) editor Semiha Şahin was arrested in Istanbul on 13 Apri..
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