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.



Mehmet Baransu remains behind bars after hearing

Trial adjourned until December before Baransu, who is accused of “procuring, exposing and destroying classified docum...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 45

On Feb. 14 and Feb. 15, many journalists and writers appeared in court in the OdaTV, Özgür Gündem and Taraf trials. ...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 60

On May 5, a court ruled to arrest Etkin News Agency (ETHA) translator Meşale Tolu Kartal and ETHA reporter Ömer U...

Mehmet Baransu remains in pre-trial detention

Baransu continues making his defense statement during two-day hearing; trial adjourned until late August CANSU Pİ...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 205

Journalist Mehmet Baransu ordered to remain behind bars at the end of 21st hearing in Taraf trial; 5 journalists arrest...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 220

  Mehmet Baransu ordered to remain behind bars; appellate court upholds 6-month prison term given to Oğuz Güven; jo...

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