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 in Turkey – 221

Journalist Aziz Oruç sent to prison; court issues reasoned judgment in retrial of Cumhuriyet case; Constitutional Cour...

School teacher sent to jail with her baby daughter

Ayşe Çelik was sentenced to 15 months in prison on “terrorism propaganda” charge for her remarks on a TV show ...

Boğaziçi University students jailed for anti-war protest released

Twenty-two Boğaziçi University students appear before court for first hearing of trial on “terrorism propaganda” ...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 215

At least 8 journalists and media workers sentenced or fined in one week;  Gazete Fersude reporter Soner Karabulut jail...

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