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.

Mehmet Baransu remains behind bars after hearing

Trial adjourned until December before Baransu, who is accused of “procuring, exposing and destroying classified documents,” completes his defense statement CANSU PİŞKİN,

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At least nine journalists in four provinces arrested while covering protests against government-appointed trustees; writer Ayşegül Tözeren released after 3 days in custody; loca

Two journalists arrested in Istanbul released by court

Özgür Gelecek reporter Taylan Özgür Öztaş arrested in house raid, ETHA reporter Tunahan Turhan arrested while covering demonstration in Kadıköy

6 journalists arrested while covering demonstrations

Reporters Ahmet Kanbal, Mehmet Şah Oruç, Rojda Aydın, Nurcan Yalçın and Halime Parlak were arrested in Mardin while Yelda Özbek was arrested in Diyarbakır

Four journalists arrested in Diyarbakır

Mezopotamya news agency editor Ziyan Karahan and three other journos arrested as part of operations that came immediately on the heels of the government's removal of Diyarbakır,

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Mezopotamya news agency reporter Ergin Çağlar arrested at Mersin Courthouse; Hamburg-based Turkish couple arrested over social media posts after landing in Istanbul J

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Independent news portal bianet’s website “erroneously” put on long list of websites to be blocked; peace academic acquitted after Constitutional C

Bar associations call for former Cumhuriyet employees to be released

Statement signed by the Union of Bar Associations and 72 provincial bar associations urges Supreme Court of Appeals to order release without any delay 72 bar ass

Court "erroneously" orders access to bianet's website to be blocked

The Ankara court rules to block access to 135 web sources, including Gazete Fersude, ETHA and website monitoring Gezi trial, upon complaint from Gendarmerie Command

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Regulation bringing online broadcasting under RTÜK control goes into effect; academic Tuna Altınel released at first hearing A regulation that gives Turkey’s rad