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.



Journalists arrested in police raids in Diyarbakır, elsewhere

More than 100 people have been arrested in coordinated raids in Diyarbakır and 8 other provinces   Six jour...

Zehra Doğan

Zehra Doğan, 28, is a reporter and an editor of the pro-Kurdish Jin News Agency (JİNHA), which is staffed entirely by...

Özgür Amed

Özgür Amed, a columnist for the Özgür Gündem newspaper, which was shut down in November 2016 under an emergency de...

Nurcan Baysal

Journalist and author Nurcan Baysal was taken into custody on 22 January 2018 during a midnight police raid on her home...

Beritan Canözer

Reporter Beritan Canözer of the shuttered Jin News Agency (JINHA) was arrested on 16 December 2015 for allegedly being...

Hülya Karakaya

Hülya Karakaya, former responsible managing editor of leftist, pro-Kurdish Özgür Halk...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 48

Azadiya Welat journalist Hayati Yıldız was arrested by a court on March 1. The journalist had been in detention since...

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 ...

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