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 - 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

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 373

Conviction demanded for Şebnem Korur Fincancı; Mehmet Emin Kurnaz given prison term; Supreme Court of Appeals overturns Büyükada case on merits; appellate court overturns acquittal rulings in Redhack

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 372

Social media restricted, broadcast ban imposed after deadly bomb attack in İstanbul; Beritan Canözer given prison term; Cypriot journalist Başaran Düzgün denied entry to Turkey

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 371

Prosecutors dismiss investigation against journalists under “disinformation” law; former Cumhuriyet employees fined for “insulting” Bilal Erdoğan; RTÜK investigates TV5 hosting Hakan Şükür

Freedom of the Press and Expression in Turkey - 370

Call for lawsuit against Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu as per the “disinformation” law; journalists Gayıp and Şahin sentenced to imprisonment; RTÜK makes broadcasting the AKP’s propaganda film compulsory

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey – 369

Medical assoc. head Şebnem Korur Fincancı imprisoned pending trial; 11 journalists arrested in house raids; İsmail Arı sentenced to 2 years in prison; RTÜK broadcasting ban on Tele 1 stayed

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 368

The “Disinformation” law comes into effect; journalists Görkem Kınacı, Uğur Şahin and Uğur Koç acquitted; Evrensel newspaper ordered to pay damages for criticizing SADAT

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 367

Parliament passes the “disinformation” bill; Faruk Eren and Furkan Karabay sentenced to imprisonment; Barış Barıştıran acquitted once again in retrial; Meral Danyıldız detained while reporting

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 366

14 articles of the “disinformation” bill pass in Parliament, journalist Çetin Kurşun sentenced to 13 years and 3 months in jail; prosecution demands conviction against journalist Hayri Demir

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 365

Prosecution demands annulment of circular banning filming of the police; parliament reopens, “disinformation” bill top on the agenda; jail term for Önkibar for "insulting the President"

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