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.



Prosecutor seeks jail term for journalist Akın at first hearing

Osman Akın, the responsible managing editor of Yeni Yaşam newspaper, is accused of “successively disseminating prop...

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Journalist Canan Coşkun acquitted, video-activist Kazım Kızıl convicted of “insulting the president” charge; ja...

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Actor Ersin Umut Güler handed down 21-month sentence for “insulting the president”; prosecutor asks court to convi...

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Journalist Emre Orman jailed pending trial over his social media posts; former responsible managing editor of Yeni Yaş...

Osman Akın handed down 5-month sentence

Akın, the former responsible editor of Yeni Yaşam daily, was on trial over a March 2019 report about prison condition...

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 – 225

Jailed journalist İsmail Çoban sentenced to 7 years and 6 months in prison; T24 columnist Mehmet Y. Yılmaz appears i...

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...

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