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 - 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

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey – 435

Constitutional Court rules for “rights violations” in the access block decision for P24’s news item; Kibriye Evren detained; 23 rights advocates acquitted

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 434

Süleyman Gençel sent to prison; Ramazan Yurttapan given jail term; Şebnem Korur Fincancı’s imprisonment sentence upheld; investigation launched against Çiğdem Toker

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 433

Ahmet Ayva sent to prison; Sinan Aygül handed jail term for “insulting” his attackers; two journalists acquitted in two separate cases

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 432

Two journalists sentenced in two separate cases; Altan Sancar threatened; Barış Pehlivan sued for damages over his “bribery” article; Dicle Müftüoğlu remains behind bars

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 431

Top court annuls article allowing for access block decisions; three journalists acquitted in four cases; Furkan Karabay released; Seyhan Avşar imposed international travel ban

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 430

Hakan Yalçın released after four days in custody; Osman Çaklı, reporter at Akbelen protests, summoned to give statement; Fatih Altaylı handed jail term, faces new investigation

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 429

Furkan Karabay imprisoned pending trial; Mehmet Yetim acquitted of “spreading false information;” Selçuk Bayraktar sues BirGün for TL 2 million in damages; access to Ekşi Sözlük again

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 428

Sıddık Güler sent to prison; five journalists acquitted in three trials; Celalettin Can released from prison; Evrensel newspaper ordered to pay non-pecuniary damages

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 427

Ahmet Kanbal acquitted; Sedat Yılmaz released pending trial; Ertuğrul Mavioğlu and Çayan Demirel sentenced in retrial; access to Ekşi Sözlük blocked again

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