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 - 147

Arrest warrant issued for Sendika.Org editor Ali Ergin Demirhan for his social media posts; trial against German-Turkis...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 163

Trial of Taraf executives and reporter Baransu adjourned until January; Karşı newspaper trial gets under way; Ece Sev...

Karşı newspaper trial gets under way after two files merged

Court rules at the end of three-day hearing to keep Eren Erdem, a former main opposition CHP MP, and Karşı newspaper...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 173

General Prosecutor says “coup” charge should be dropped in Altans case; Pelin Ünker, Perihan Mağden, Tunca Öğr...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 175

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

Eren Erdem sentenced to 4 years and 2 months in prison

Court overseeing Karşı newspaper trial convicts Erdem of “aiding a terrorist group without being its member” and ...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 180

Eren Erdem and Turan Ababey sentenced to 4 years in prison in Karşı newspaper trial; Pelin Ünker and Orhan Erinç or...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey – 201

Regulation bringing online broadcasting under RTÜK control goes into effect; academic Tuna Altınel released at first ...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 214

Prosecutor seeks higher than minimum sentences in retrial of Altans case; Mümtazer Türköne fined over 2014 article; ...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 128

 Şahin Alpay was released but placed under house arrest, while two other journalists were jailed pending trial &nb...

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