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 - 80

French journalist Loup Bureau arrested in Şırnak, two local journalists arrested in Gaziantep. Imprisoned journalist ...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 82

DIHA reporter Nedim Türfent, in jail for 15 months, denied release in second hearing of his trial   On August 9, Ne...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 85

 Nine journalists detained for using ByLock arrested and sent to prison. Two journalists imprisoned in Gaziantep relea...

Judicial control measures imposed on journalists Güreş, Aybey lifted

Gaziantep-based journalists standing trial for “breaching confidentiality of investigation” in news story about loc...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 137 

Jailed journalist İdris Yılmaz faces new investigation; Evrensel journalist Çağrı Sarı stands trial on “slander...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 170

Journalists Murat Güreş, Hamza Gündüz given jail terms for social media posts; Professor Şebnem Korur Fincancı se...

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 - 179

Indictment seeks aggravated life sentences for Osman Kavala, Can Dündar, Memet Ali Alabora and 13 others for involveme...

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...

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