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 - 158

Jailed journalist Abdulkadir Turay sentenced to 9 years in prison; Alican Uludağ faces investigation for his reporting...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 160

Journos detained in sweeping operation across 9 provinces, Kibriye Evren jailed; Seda Taşkın given 7,5 years in priso...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 170

Journalists Murat Güreş, Hamza Gündüz given jail terms for social media posts; Professor Şebnem Korur Fincancı se...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 177

Atilla Taş released on probation; Fatih Polat appears in court on “insulting the president” charge; Bülent Şık...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 185

Jailed journalist Haydar Ergül released after 15 months in pre-trial detention; nine defendants in Özgür Gündem sol...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 189

Constitutional Court rejects applications of Ahmet Altan, Nazlı Ilıcak and 5 former Cumhuriyet journalists; 11 doctor...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey – 224

Constitutional Court rules former Zaman columnist Türköne’s rights not violated; Yeni Yaşam responsible editor Osm...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 238

New indictment accuses journalists Uludağ and Akça of “disclosing identities of informants”; Parliament passes ea...

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 terrori...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 109

Journalists Mehmet Altan and Şahin Alpay not released despite Constitutional Court ruling ...

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