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 - 258

Journalist Rawin Sterk released at first hearing; Diken executives acquitted in “Fuat Avni” trial; Tele 1 broadcast...

Diken executives acquitted at first hearing

Harun Simavi, Erdal Güven and Semin Sezerer were charged with “aiding a terrorist organization” over Diken news po...

Mahir Kanaat

Accountant for BirGün newspape...

Tunca Öğreten

Former news editor for news portal Dike...

Ömer Çelik

Ömer Çelik, a news editor at the shuttered, pro-Kurdish Dicle News Agency (DİHA) was arrested by the police in his h...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 49

Nur Ener, a news editor with the Yeni Asya daily, was arrested on March 6. Yeni Asya...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 50

155 journalists were in prison in Turkey as of March 10; which marked the ...

Journalists in State of Emergency -- 1

At least 20 journalists are currently in police custody in Turkey as part of the ongoing investigation into the failed ...

Journalists in State of Emergency – 8

Several journalists, who have not been detained in the ongoing investigation into the July 15 coup attempt, have said a...

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