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 - 165

Thirteen arrested in sweeping operation targeting civil society; reporter Sedat Sur going to prison for news coverage; ...

İsminaz Temel

İsminaz Temel, an editor for the Etkin news agency (ETHA), was arrested on 19 October 201...

Journalists in State of Emergency – 18

Journalist and writer Ahmet Altan and his brother Mehmet Altan, a professor of economics, were...

Journalists in State of Emergency -- 21

On Oct. 6, Evrensel reporter Cemil Uğur, who was previously taken into custody and released, was put...

ETHA office raided by police, 7 taken into custody

Five ETHA employees, including journalists İsminaz Temel and Havva Cuştan, taken into custody during the weekend raid...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 195

Journalist Canan Coşkun acquitted, video-activist Kazım Kızıl convicted of “insulting the president” charge; ja...

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