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 - 236

Bill proposing early release for 90,000 inmates submitted to Parliament; at least 6 journalists called in for questioni...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 237

Prosecutor appeals verdicts in Gezi Park trial, seeks re-arrest of Osman Kavala; journalist Fatih Portakal faces compla...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey – 254

Newspaper owner in Batman faces charges over reports on sexual assault incident; new Covid-19 cases reported in prisons...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 255

Trial of former Taraf journalists adjourned until October; websites of Özgürüz Radyo and JinNews blocked; thousands ...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey – 263

Four journalists including Mezopotamya Agency reporters jailed in Van; new indictment seeks aggravated life sentence fo...

Journalists in State of Emergency -- 53

On March 31, a court ruled for the release of 21 journalists...

Journalists in State of Emergency – 65

On May 26, an Istanbul court ordered two journalists of the opposition Sözcü da...

Journalists in State of Emergency – 66

Executives of the shuttered Hayatın Sesi television appeared before a court o...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 68

Harrowing claims of torture marked journalist Türfent’s trial; former journalist and CHP MP Berberoğlu arrested in ...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 70

Indictment into six journalists accused of links with RedHack and reporting on leaked e-mails of Berat Albayrak submi...

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