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.



Turkey marks Press Freedom Day against bleak backdrop

May 3 was International World Press Freedom day, which was marked in a particularly poignant atmosphere this year in Tu...

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 - 72

Court rejects requests for release in “terrorist organization membership” case where 29 defendants, mostly journali...

Journalists in State of Emergency – 75

  Six of the 10 human rights defenders detained earlier in Istanbul formally arrested by court while four let g...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 76

Arrest orders for 34 media workers issued; eight former TRT workers formally arrested   On July 21, arrest warra...

Rights groups submit interventions in journalists cases

  13 free expression organizations warn of violations in opinions submitted in journalists applications before the ...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 104

Two journalists released in RedHack trial while no one was released in coup trial where 20 journalists are imprisoned ...

Journalist Deniz Yücel released from Silivri Prison

Deniz Yücel, who had been in pretrial detention without an indictment since February 2017, is freed pending trial A...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 120

Imprisoned reporter İdris Sayılgan ordered to remain behind bars in the second hearing of the case against him  ...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 147

Arrest warrant issued for Sendika.Org editor Ali Ergin Demirhan for his social media posts; trial against German-Turkis...

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