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 arrested in police raids in Diyarbakır, elsewhere

More than 100 people have been arrested in coordinated raids in Diyarbakır and 8 other provinces   Six jour...

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Journos detained in sweeping operation across 9 provinces, Kibriye Evren jailed; Seda Taşkın given 7,5 years in priso...

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Journalists Abdurrahman Gök, Nurcan Yalçın face "terrorism" charges; Hayri Tunç given 2-year sentence; access to Ji...

Journalist Abdurrahman Gök appears in court on "terror" charges

Best known for his photographs of Kemal Kurkut’s murder during 2017’s Newroz celebrations in Diyarbakır, Gök is c...

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Boğaziçi students charged with “inciting hatred”; journalist Gök, cartoonist Kalender appear in court; politicia...

Journalist Abdurrahman Gök appears in court for second hearing

Testifying against Gök ahead of the hearing, a secret witness alleges that Gök “photographed the murder of Kemal Ku...

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Prosecutor seeks conviction for four journalists in “Taraf trial”; Abdurrahman Gök’s trial resumes; Alican Uluda...

Journalist Abdurrahman Gök appears in court for third hearing

The prosecutor, who was expected to present his final opinion, demanded that a separate criminal complaint be filed aga...

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Court files complaint against Abdurrahman Gök; Nurcan Kaya handed down 15-month sentence; Eren Tutel appears in court;...

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