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.



Prosecutor seeks jail terms for Boğaziçi students

30 students are charged with “propaganda” for protesting against students who distributed Turkish delights on campu...

27 Boğaziçi students sentenced

20 students given 10 months in prison, 7 fined TL 6,000 for “spreading terrorism propaganda” over anti-war protest ...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey – 227

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

Two more Boğaziçi University students detained 

Police take two more Boğaziçi University students into custody on campus as families of jailed students call for the...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 135 

Six journalists arrested in 3 provinces; former responsible managing editor of Evrensel faces 6 years in prison for “...

Three Boğaziçi University students sent to prison  

A total of 13 Boğaziçi students jailed pending trial for protesting against student group who marked Turkey’s Afrin...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 138

“KCK press trial” adjourned again; 18 defendants separated from “Zaman trial” make final defense statements; at...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 140

Özgür Gündem publisher and editor jailed; Court lifts Şahin Alpay’s house arrest, releases 2 journalists from pre...

Boğaziçi University students jailed for anti-war protest released

Twenty-two Boğaziçi University students appear before court for first hearing of trial on “terrorism propaganda” ...

Court lifts int'l travel ban on Boğaziçi students

Files of 8 more students are merged with the original case, bringing the total number of students standing trial for ...

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