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...

Journalists Müyesser Yıldız and İsmail Dükel taken into custody

Odatv Ankara News Director Yıldız and Tele 1 TV Ankara Bureau Chief Dükel detained as part of an investigation on th...

Osman Kavala remains behind bars as "Gezi trial" resumes following joinder

Court rejects defense lawyers’ requests to separate the two cases, trial adjourned until 26 Novembe...

Journalist Sibel Hürtaş appears in court for "resisting" detention

The case, launched upon a complaint by four police officers who violently detained Hürtaş as she was covering a prote...

Ahmet Altan

Novelist and former editor-in-chief of Taraf newspape...

Ahmet Şık

Investigative journalis...

Cihan Acar

Reporter for Bugün dail...

Murat Sabuncu

Journalist, former editor-in-chief of Cumhuriyet daily, P24 founde...

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