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.



Can Dündar

Can Dündar, the former editor-in-chief of the opposition Cumhuriyet daily, was imprisoned on November 26, 2015, along ...

Journalists, MP stand trial in Syria arms report case

An Istanbul court adjourned on Thursday trial of former editor-in-chief of Cumhuriyet daily, Can Dündar, the newspaper...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 94

Hamza Yalçın, who was arrested a month ago in Barcelona on Turkey’s request, was released on probation   ...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 95

Constitutional Court likely to announce a ruling that will set a legal precedent for imprisoned journalists   ...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 106

ETHA reporter Meşale Tolu released, while Berberoğlu, Dündar and Gül face up to 15 years in jail in MIT trucks ...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 127

Sabuncu, Şık released pending the conclusion of Cumhuriyet trial; prison sentences handed down to all but one of the ...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 130

Police raid Özgürlükçü Demokrasi newspaper’s head office and printing facility in İstanbul; detain publisher, p...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 132

Former TRT executive Ali Ahmet Böken convicted of “membership in an armed terrorist organization” sentenced to 9 y...

Journalists in State of Emergency -- 35

Five journalists and one newspaper employee detained purportedly over reports on hacked emails of Turkish energy m...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 140

Özgür Gündem publisher and editor jailed; Court lifts Şahin Alpay’s house arrest, releases 2 journalists from pre...

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