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 - 80

French journalist Loup Bureau arrested in Şırnak, two local journalists arrested in Gaziantep. Imprisoned journalist ...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 86

Two released in “coup” case where 13 journalists are on trial   On August 18, a Turkish court ruled for ...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 123

Two journalists in Van handed down suspended prison sentences for their 2015 reporting; Sendika.org editor’s house ra...

25 journalists handed down prison sentences

25 journalists were sentenced on terror charges by an Istanbul court. None of the journalists still in detention were r...

Journalist Cihan Acar and lawyer Veysel Ok sentenced over 2015 interview

Acar and Ok handed down 5 months in prison for “publicly degrading the judicial bodies of the state” CANSU PİŞ...

Ali Akkuş released as his co-defendants await Supreme Court ruling

The 16th Criminal Chamber of the Supreme Court of Appeals overturns Akkuş’s conviction and orders the journalist’s...

Top court: Cihan Acar’s re-arrest violated his right to liberty

Rejecting other claims in Acar’s application, the Constitutional Court rules that the journalist be paid TL 30,000 in...

Gökçe Fırat Çulhaoğlu

Gökçe Fırat Çulhaoğlu, the chairman of Ulusal Parti (National Party) and an author for th...

Yetkin Yıldız

Yetkin Yıldız, the former editor-in-chief of the news website Aktif Haber, was arrested o...

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