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.



Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 243

Journalist Rojhat Doğru jailed; Cumhuriyet, BirGün newspapers imposed public ad ban; radio host Nihat Sırdar given b...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 250

Aslı Ceren Aslan’s sentence upheld; actors Akpınar, Gezen charged with “insulting the president”; lawyer senten...

Ahmet Şık

Investigative journalis...

Erdem Gül

Erdem Gül is the Ankara Bureau Chief for the Cumhuriyet newspaper. He was imprisoned on Nov. 26, 2015, along with the ...

Can Dündar

Can Dündar, the former editor-in-chief of the opposition Cumhuriyet daily, was imprisoned on November 26, 2015, along ...

Turhan Günay

Turhan Günay, veteran journalist and editor-in-chief of Cumhuriyet Kitap who has been at the helm of the said book su...

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