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.



Beritan Canözer

Reporter Beritan Canözer of the shuttered Jin News Agency (JINHA) was arrested on 16 December 2015 for allegedly being...

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At least 121 taken into custody over social media posts about Turkey’s military operation in Syria; trial court rules...

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Journalist Tuğba Özer ordered to pay compensation for news report; jailed journalist İdris Yılmaz sentenced to 6 ye...

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27 Boğaziçi University students sentenced for staging anti-war protest; Jin News reporter Melike Aydın released; 50 ...

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Top court rules Demirtaş and Erdem’s detention violated their rights; journalist Beritan Canözer handed down prison...

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Ahmet Altan, Perihan Mağden convicted of “insulting the president”; journalist Mehmet Baransu ordered to remain be...

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Five defendants convicted in Özgürlükçü Demokrasi trial; Constitutional Court issues judgments in applications by ...

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