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.



Political prisoners to be excluded from COVID-19 early release plan

Government’s draft law to release up to one third of 300,000 prisoners will reportedly not apply to journalists and o...

Journalist Dursunoğlu fined TL 1000 over his social media posts

Alptekin Dursunoğlu, who was jailed pending trial on 1 March on charge of “incitement to hatred and animosity,” se...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey – 234

Court rules for Osman Kavala’s release on “coup” charge; journalist Alptekin Dursunoğlu sentenced at first heari...

Journalists Eser and Topaloğlu released pending trial

Mezopotamya news agency reporters Sadiye Eser and Sadık Topaloğlu were arrested on 3 December 2019 on the charge of ...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey – 235

Journalists Sadiye Eser and Sadık Topaloğlu, musician Yılmaz Çelik released from pre-trial detention; journalists, ...

Rights groups call for urgent release of journalists, others at risk of Covid-19

27 rights groups urge authorities to “immediately and unconditionally release journalists, rights defenders and othe...

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