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.

Judicial control measures imposed on journalists Güreş, Aybey lifted

Gaziantep-based journalists standing trial for “breaching confidentiality of investigation” in news story about local businessman  Gaziantep-based journalist Mur

ETHA editor, reporter jailed on terrorism-related charges 

Semiha Şahin and Pınar Gayıp jailed pending trial; number of journalists in prison rises to at least 165  Etkin news agency (ETHA) editor Semiha Şahin and reporter Pı

Gov’t allows Peace Academics to be charged for “denigrating Turkishness”

Seventh hearing of trial into 4 academics who signed Academics for Peace petition held at Istanbul Courthouse The seventh hearing of a case where academics Esra

Özgür Gündem solidarity trial adjourned until October

Fincancı, Önderoğlu appear before court for 5th hearing in trial on "propaganda" charges for taking part in campaign for Özgür Gündem The fifth hearing in a tria

Journalists in State of Emergency - 136

ETHA correspondent Adil Demirci jailed pending trial on “membership in terrorist organization” and “propaganda” charges; at least 163 journos in jail

Writer İhsan Eliaçık handed down prison sentence 

Theologian Eliaçık gets 6 years and 3 months in prison for “conducting propaganda for a terrorist organization,” imposed travel ban 

School teacher Ayşe Çelik might go to prison on April 20 

Çelik, sentenced to 15 months in prison for her remarks on a TV show, risks going to prison unless Constitutional Court renders a ruling in her favor before Friday Ay

Three Boğaziçi University students sent to prison  

A total of 13 Boğaziçi students jailed pending trial for protesting against student group who marked Turkey’s Afrin operation with Turkish delight An Istanbul court o

At least 162 journalists in prison in Turkey

Local Silvan Mücadele newspaper owner Ferhat Parlak placed in pre-trial detention on charge of “terrorist group membership” Journalist Ferhat Parlak, who was arr

Journalists in State of Emergency - 135 

Six journalists arrested in 3 provinces; former responsible managing editor of Evrensel faces 6 years in prison for “Paradise Papers” stories Etkin news agency (ETHA)

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