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.



Bar associations call for former Cumhuriyet employees to be released

Statement signed by the Union of Bar Associations and 72 provincial bar associations urges Supreme Court of Appeals to ...

Food safety expert Bülent Şık appears in court for article series

Şık faces up to 12 years in prison for revealing the results of a Ministry of Health research in a series of articles...

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 – 202

Independent news portal bianet’s website “erroneously” put on long list of websites to be blocked; peace academic...

Food safety expert Bülent Şık given 15-month sentence

Şık was on trial over a 2018 article about the findings of a study concerning carcinogenic toxins found in agricultur...

ANALYSIS – Judicial Reform Package: An old box in fancy wrapping

Although Article 7/2 of Turkey’s Anti-Terror Law is one of the most critical problems for press freedom and freedom o...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 240

Cumhuriyet journalists called in for questioning; Erk Acarer faces arrest warrant; indictment issued against Fox TV anc...

Journalists jailed for reporting on MİT operative killed in Libya to appear in court

First hearing of seven journalists and one municipal press officer set for 24 June at Istanbul 34th High Criminal Cour...

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