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 - 96

A regional court rules for re-trial in the MIT trucks case; indictment into the Istanbul 10 completed   The ...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 143

Çağdaş Kaplan handed down 6-year prison sentence in long-running case; Hayri Demir convicted for his social media po...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 164

Atilla Taş jailed to serve sentence upheld by appellate court; Evrensel’s Sefer Selvi ordered to pay compensation fo...

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 - 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...

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...

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...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 206

Photojournalist Çağdaş Erdoğan handed down prison term on “propaganda” charge; First-ever acquittal verdict ren...

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