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.



Journalist Erkan Akkuş jailed pending trial

Akkuş, a former anchor and news director at the now-defunct TV stations Kanaltürk and Bugün TV, is charged with "m...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 257

Journalist Erkan Akkuş jailed pending trial; journalist Özgür Boğatekin sent to prison over 2015 news coverage; Can...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 268

ECtHR rules jailing of Cumhuriyet journalists violated their rights; Müyesser Yıldız and Aziz Oruç released; Erkan ...

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 – 2

The number of journalists who are known to be in custody as part of Turkey’s post-coup attempt investigation has reac...

Journalists in State of Emergency – 3

The number of journalists who are known to be in custody as part of Turkey’s post-coup attempt investigation has reac...

Journalists in State of Emergency – 4

On July 29, 21 of the 48 journalists who have been arrested as part of the ongoing investigation into the July 15 coup ...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 5

Seven journalists testified to prosecutors on July 30 as part of the investigation into journalists in the wake of the ...

Journalists in State of Emergency – 6

Two of the journalists who were detained as part of Turkey’s post-coup attempt investigation delivered initial testim...

Journalists in State of Emergency – 7

Twelve out of 14 journalists who testified to prosecutors on August 4 as part of the investigation into the failed coup...

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