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 – 450

Three imprisoned journalists released; two journalists acquitted in two cases; prosecutor requests sentencing for Emre Orman; “agents of influence” article to be redrafted

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey – 449

Osman Kavala’s retrial request rejected; seven Nationalist Hearths administrators given jail term; case filed against Sinan Aygül on charge of “threat;” two journalists acquitted in two cases

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey – 448

Demirören pressures DHA reporter not to publish “Eylem Tok" story; Sinan Aygül’s jail term for “spreading false information” overturned; two journalists detained in home raids in Diyarbakır

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey – 447

Former TRT reporter Elif Akkuş imprisoned; two journalists injured in police intervention on 1 May; Barış Terkoğlu handed jail term; Eren Keskin and Güllistan Yarkın acquitted

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey – 446

Three of nine detained journalists imprisoned pending trial; AKP files action against Cumhuriyet newspaper and Müjdat Gezen; Asuman Aranca to appear before court over her “Sinan Ateş murder” reporting

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey – 445

Duygu Kıt provides a statement over her reporting after mine collapse; Dutch parliament takes “Kavala and Demirtaş” step; Oktay Candemir investigated for “insulting a public official"

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey – 444

ECtHR to prioritize Kavala’s second application; CHP MP Utku Çakırözer releases press freedom report; Mesopotamia Women Journalists Association releases violations report

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey – 443

Many journalists threatened, obstructed and detained on day of local elections and afterwards; former DİHA reporter Murat Verim released; two journalists acquitted; RTÜK to investigate TRT Haber

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey – 442

Four journalists sentenced to imprisonment in three trials; Yeni Şafak reporter who targeted Elif Bayburt ordered to pay damages; Gökay Başcan acquitted of the same charge for the second time

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey – 441

ECtHR rules for rights violations in Ayşenur Parıldak case; police violence against journalists during Newroz celebrations; BTK loses “freedom of information application” case brought by Yaman Akdeniz

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