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.



37 rights groups call on Turkey to release persons in pre-trial detention

Rights groups urge Council of Judges and Prosecutors to issue clear guidance to local courts that pre-trial detention s...

Jailed journalist Çetin Çiftçi tests positive for Covid-19

Çiftçi, who suffered a heart attack before being arrested, was hospitalized three times due to high blood pressure an...

Şebnem Korur Fincancı

Academic and president of the Human Rights Foundation of Turkey (TİHV...

Pınar Gayıp

Reporter for Etkin News Agency (ETHA...

Deniz Yücel

Die Welt Turkey corresponden...

Necla Demir

Journalist, former publisher of Gazete Karınca news porta...

Ayşegül Doğan

İMC TV program koordinatör...

Hazal Ocak

City and environment journalist for Cumhuriyet daily...

Journalist Dursunoğlu fined TL 1000 over his social media posts

Alptekin Dursunoğlu, who was jailed pending trial on 1 March on charge of “incitement to hatred and animosity,” se...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey – 234

Court rules for Osman Kavala’s release on “coup” charge; journalist Alptekin Dursunoğlu sentenced at first heari...

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