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 - 250

Aslı Ceren Aslan’s sentence upheld; actors Akpınar, Gezen charged with “insulting the president”; lawyer sentenced for “insulting Erdoğan”; Communications Director files lawsuit against Cumhuriyet

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 249

Four HRDs handed down prison sentences in “Büyükada trial”; T24’s Doğan Akın acquitted of “aiding a terrorist organization”; journalist Cihan Acar sent to prison

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 248

Three journalists released as their trial on “Disclosing identity of MİT official” charge begins; journalist Özgür Paksoy handed down prison sentence; court upholds Canan Kaftancıoğlu's sentence

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 247

Top court rules Demirtaş and Erdem’s detention violated their rights; journalist Beritan Canözer handed down prison sentence; six journalists released as Supreme Court overturns their convictions

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 246

Journalist Müyesser Yıldız jailed pending trial; Supreme Court upholds convictions of 17 journalists; journalist Mevlüt Öztaş sent back to prison despite medical report

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 245

Opposition lawmakers Berberoğlu, Güven and Farisoğulları jailed; Supreme Court upholds conviction of journalist Özgür Boğatekin; TV presenter Metin Uca handed down prison sentence

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 244

Selahattin Demirtaş faces new investigation for his defense statement; court upholds journalist Mevlüt Öztaş’s conviction; Supreme Court overturns convictions of 6 journalists in “FETÖ media trial"

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 243

Journalist Rojhat Doğru jailed; Cumhuriyet, BirGün newspapers imposed public ad ban; radio host Nihat Sırdar given broadcast ban; at least 3 people jailed in a week over social media posts

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 242

Evrensel journalists called in for questioning over Ragıp Zarakolu’s article; HSK launches investigation against two judges over social media posts

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Indictment accepted against journalists jailed over coverage of MİT operative’s funeral; columnist Ragıp Zarakolu faces investigation; journalist Hakan Aygün released, prosecutor objects to ruling

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