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.



Journalists in State of Emergency - 116

ETHA reporter Ali Sönmez Kayar jailed while former Zaman editor İbrahim Balta released in “FETÖ media trial” ...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 149

ETHA reporter Ali Sönmez Kayar remains behind bars; BirGün daily faces investigation for nightclub shooting coverage...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 163

Trial of Taraf executives and reporter Baransu adjourned until January; Karşı newspaper trial gets under way; Ece Sev...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 193

Journalist İbrahim Varlık jailed pending trial; Kadri Gürsel sent back to prison, freed on probation; Mehmet Gündem...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 214

Prosecutor seeks higher than minimum sentences in retrial of Altans case; Mümtazer Türköne fined over 2014 article; ...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey – 229

Court acquits Necmiye Alpay, Aslı Erdoğan and Bilge Aykut, separates files of six other defendants in Özgür Gündem...

Journalists in State of Emergency -- 21

On Oct. 6, Evrensel reporter Cemil Uğur, who was previously taken into custody and released, was put...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 179

Indictment seeks aggravated life sentences for Osman Kavala, Can Dündar, Memet Ali Alabora and 13 others for involveme...

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