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.



Orhan Erinç

Orhan Erinç is the head of the Cumhuriyet Foundation's Board of Director...

Freedom of Expression and the Press Turkey - 169

16 more signatories of Academics for Peace petition given jail terms on “propaganda” charge; Ece Sevim Öztürk con...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 209

Food safety expert Bülent Şık given 15-month prison sentence; prosecutor in “Taraf MGK headline trial” asks cour...

Journalists in State of Emergency -- 33

Number of journalists in prison falls to 147 following two releases, while CPJ confirms Turkey as the world’s top ...

Journalists in State of Emergency -- 35

Five journalists and one newspaper employee detained purportedly over reports on hacked emails of Turkish energy m...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 218

T24 Editor-in-Chief Doğan Akın to stand trial over website’s “Fuat Avni” reports; at least 6 journalists handed...

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 – 232

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

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