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 in State of Emergency - 59

On May 2, Ayşenur Parıldak, a Zaman journalist who has been imprisoned as part of the probe into the alleged group be...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 101

Government expected to submit defense in ECtHR cases; number of imprisoned journalists is now 152 following Sözcü rep...

Journalists in State of Emergency – 102

Academic writer Fikret Başkaya detained; 153 journalists behind bars after latest releases ...

Ayşenur Parıldak

Former courthouse correspondent for Zaman newspape...

Journalists in State of Emergency – 9

There have been new detentions and at least one arrest in the investigation launched into the “media arm” of organi...

Journalists in State of Emergency – 10

On Aug. 16, four individuals including former Zaman columnist Ali Ünal were arrested in the investigation into the Jul...

Journalists in State of Emergency – 11

On. Aug. 17, police raided the homes of Aslı Erdoğan, a novelist of international renown and a board member at Özgü...

Journalists in State of Emergency – 12

Aslı Erdoğan, a columnist for the shuttered daily Özgür Gündem and a member of the newspaper’s advisory board as...

Journalists in State of Emergency – 13

Editor-in-chief of Özgür Gündem Zana Bilir Kaya and the same newspaper’s managing editor İnan Kızılkaya were...

Journalists in State of Emergency – 14

Two journalists were arrested in the latest developments in the investigation launched into the July 15 coup attempt; b...

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