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 – 224

Constitutional Court rules former Zaman columnist Türköne’s rights not violated; Yeni Yaşam responsible editor Osm...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey – 226

Yeni Yaşam former responsible editor Osman Akın convicted of “propaganda”; academic Tuna Altınel acquitted in ca...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey – 230

Osman Kavala re-arrested one day after being acquitted in Gezi Park trial Journalist Şirin Kabakcı handed down 6-year...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 239

Turkey ranks 154th out of 180 countries in Press Freedom Index; indictment issued against journalists jailed in Odatv i...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 240

Cumhuriyet journalists called in for questioning; Erk Acarer faces arrest warrant; indictment issued against Fox TV anc...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 247

Top court rules Demirtaş and Erdem’s detention violated their rights; journalist Beritan Canözer handed down prison...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 217

Trial court refuses to abide by Supreme Court ruling in retrial of Cumhuriyet case; Fikret Başkaya acquitted in “pro...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey – 232

Eight journalists jailed pending trial in a week over their reporting or social media posts; journalist Aziz Oruç hand...

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