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.



Journalists in State of Emergency - 141

Azadiya Welat editor handed down prison sentence for “propaganda”; indictment seeks 10.5 years in prison for Sibel ...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 144

Former Samanyolu executive Hidayet Karaca given aggravated life sentence, DİHA editor fined, new arrest warrant issued...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 149

ETHA reporter Ali Sönmez Kayar remains behind bars; BirGün daily faces investigation for nightclub shooting coverage...

Cumhuriyet reporter Canan Coşkun given 2 years 3 months in jail

The Istanbul 26th High Criminal Court refused to reduce or postpone the sentence   Cumhuriyet newspaper’s cour...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 150

Cumhuriyet reporter Canan Coşkun handed down 2-year sentence; former Radikal and Habertürk TV reporter Mustafa Gökk...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 175

İdris Sayılğan given 8-year prison sentence; Nazlı Ilıcak convicted of “disclosing classified information crucia...

Canan Coşkun acquitted of “insulting the president”

The former Cumhuriyet reporter was on trial over her reporting on the 2015 arrests of journalists Can Dündar and Erdem...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 195

Journalist Canan Coşkun acquitted, video-activist Kazım Kızıl convicted of “insulting the president” charge; ja...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 216

Journalists Ruken Demir and Melike Aydın jailed pending trial; Ahmet Altan re-arrested 8 days after his release; prose...

Journalists in State of Emergency – 19

Academic Mehmet Altan, who was kept in detention for 12 days on charges of having given televised “subliminal pro-cou...

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