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 Turkey - 169

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

Prosecutor submits final opinion in “Sözcü trial”

The prosecutor requests prison terms between 5 to 10 years for eight newspaper employees on the charge of “aiding a t...

7 staff members of Sözcü daily given prison terms

Seven of the nine defendants in the case convicted of “aiding a terrorist organization without being its member,” p...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey – 222

Seven defendants in Sözcü trial convicted of “aiding a terrorist group”; Osman Kavala ordered to remain behind ba...

Gökmen Ulu

Gökmen Ulu, the İzmir correspondent of Sözcü daily, was detained on May 19, 2017, in connection with a news report ...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 174

Journalists Reyhan Çapan, Seda Taşkın released from prison; Gazete Karınca publisher indicted for “propaganda”;...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 182

Mehmet Gündem ordered to remain behind bars in 4th hearing; court convicts 7 defendants in Gün Matbaacılık case; S...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 187

Prosecution submits final opinion in Sözcü trial; prosecutor seeks conviction for Hasan Cemal on “propaganda” cha...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 194

Semiha Şahin and Pınar Gayıp released under house arrest; Yavuz Selim Demirağ released on probation; compensation c...

Sözcü trial adjourned over reform package

The trial of nine Sözcü staffers on the charge of “aiding a terrorist organization without being its member” to r...

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