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.



Ayşe Düzkan

Journalist Ayşe Düzkan joined in a campaign for solidarity with the now-defunct pro-Kurdish newspaper Özgür Gündem...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 167

İsminaz Temel remains behind bars in second hearing; appellate court upholds sentences given in Özgür Gündem trial;...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 176

Jailed journalists Semiha Şahin and Pınar Gayıp remain behind bars; journalist Ayşe Düzkan, actress Nazlı Masatç...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 191

Assailants attack two journalists in two provinces in one week; appellate court acquits journalist Seda Taşkın of one...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 192

More press members targeted by assailants; court convicts 7 defendants in “Özgür Gündem trial”; man who shared 2...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 194

Semiha Şahin and Pınar Gayıp released under house arrest; Yavuz Selim Demirağ released on probation; compensation c...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 60

On May 5, a court ruled to arrest Etkin News Agency (ETHA) translator Meşale Tolu Kartal and ETHA reporter Ömer U...

Journalists in State of Emergency – 69

Imprisoned journalists Ahmet and Mehmet Altan and Nazlı Ilıcak appear before court in first hearing of their “cou...

Prison terms for five journalists in Özgür Gündem case

Ragıp Duran, Ayşe Düzkan, Mehmet Ali Çelebi, Hüseyin Bektaş and Hüseyin Aykol sentenced to a total of 9 years 9 ...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 110

Trial court insists on not releasing Mehmet Altan even after Constitutional Court judgment is published in Official Gaz...

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