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 - 256

RTÜK fines five TV channels; journalist Şaban Önen assaulted by relatives of local mayor; access to dozens of online...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 302

Prosecutor appeals Melis Alphan’s acquittal; Cem Şimşek sentenced for "insulting" Erdoğan; Erk Acarer assaulted; A...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 305

Gezi trial, merged with retrial of 35 Beşiktaş fans, adjourned until October; Ahmet Kanbal to stand trial over social...

Can Dündar

Former editor-in-chief Cumhuriye...

Gökmen Ulu

Gökmen Ulu, the İzmir correspondent of Sözcü daily, was detained on May 19, 2017, in connection with a news report ...

Hazal Ocak

City and environment journalist for Cumhuriyet daily...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 52

On March 22, Platform for Independent Journalism P24 updated the number of imprisoned journalists in Turkey to 150 from...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 77

First session in Cumhuriyet case, where executives and columnists are on trial, starts July 24. Two more rights defende...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 97

Two journalists attacked and detained; WSJ reporter given prison sentence and ETHA journalist Tolu remains in prison ...

Baysal, Karakaş in custody for reacting to operation on Afrin

Journalists, authors targeted in investigation launched against 57 individuals on account of social media posts critica...

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