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.



Temel Demirer appears in court over remarks during Suruç commemoration

Court lifts the international travel ban on Demirer and adjourns the trial until July Writer and activist Temel Demi...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 183

Ahmet Altan, Perihan Mağden convicted of “insulting the president”; journalist Mehmet Baransu ordered to remain be...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 212

Journalist Tuğba Özer ordered to pay compensation for news report; jailed journalist İdris Yılmaz sentenced to 6 ye...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey – 228

Prosecutor submits final opinion in Gezi Park trial; Office of General Prosecutor asks Supreme Court of Appeals to upho...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 198

Mehmet Baransu ordered to remain behind bars; Hüseyin Aykol sent to prison to serve upheld sentence; Mehmet Gündem co...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 241

Indictment accepted against journalists jailed over coverage of MİT operative’s funeral; columnist Ragıp Zarakolu f...

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