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 - 139

Two more journalists sent to prison; jailed reporter Mehmet Baransu continues defense statement in latest hearing of Ta...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 141

Azadiya Welat editor handed down prison sentence for “propaganda”; indictment seeks 10.5 years in prison for Sibel ...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 194

Semiha Şahin and Pınar Gayıp released under house arrest; Yavuz Selim Demirağ released on probation; compensation c...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 48

Azadiya Welat journalist Hayati Yıldız was arrested by a court on March 1. The journalist had been in detention since...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 49

Nur Ener, a news editor with the Yeni Asya daily, was arrested on March 6. Yeni Asya...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 50

155 journalists were in prison in Turkey as of March 10; which marked the ...

Journalists in State of Emergency -- 1

At least 20 journalists are currently in police custody in Turkey as part of the ongoing investigation into the failed ...

Journalists in State of Emergency – 2

The number of journalists who are known to be in custody as part of Turkey’s post-coup attempt investigation has reac...

Journalists in State of Emergency – 3

The number of journalists who are known to be in custody as part of Turkey’s post-coup attempt investigation has reac...

Journalists in State of Emergency – 4

On July 29, 21 of the 48 journalists who have been arrested as part of the ongoing investigation into the July 15 coup ...

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