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.

ANALYSIS | Is Press Advertising Agency’s expanded powers an obstacle to free journalism?Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 374Fines issued to police officers who violently detained journalist Beyza KuralJournalist Engin Eren given prison term
 

ANALYSIS | Is Press Advertising Agency’s expanded powers an obstacle to free journalism?

Jurisdiction of the Press Advertising Agency has been expanded to cover online media. There are concerns over whether the institution will carry out fair regulation
 

Journalist Engin Eren given prison term

Journalist Engin Eren and 28 other defendants sentenced to imprisonment of 3 years 1 month and 15 days each for “aiding a terrorist organization without being its member”
 

Fines issued to police officers who violently detained journalist Beyza Kural

An İstanbul court has issued a fine of TL 6,000 each to the three police officers who detained journalist Beyza Kural by handcuffing her behind for “violation of the freedom to work and employment”
 

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 374

4 contributors of the Zaman newspaper given prison term; Zübeyde Sarı acquitted; Nedim Türfent released; Engin Eren given prison term; hearing date set for Korur Fincancı
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    Fevzi Yazıcı

    Former design director of Zaman newspaper
     

    Ruşen Takva

    Freelance journalist
     

    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..
     

    İsminaz Temel

    İsminaz Temel, an editor for the Etkin news agency (ETHA), was arrested on 19 Oc..
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