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 in State of Emergency - 120

Imprisoned reporter İdris Sayılgan ordered to remain behind bars in the second hearing of the case against him  ...

Journalists face prison sentences for supporting Özgür Gündem 

11 people, including journalists Mavioğlu and Başlangıç face up to 7.5 years for participating in a solidarity camp...

Court lifts rights defender Eren Keskin’s travel ban

Editors and columnists of Özgür Gündem and journalists who joined solidarity campaign with shuttered daily back at c...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 179

Indictment seeks aggravated life sentences for Osman Kavala, Can Dündar, Memet Ali Alabora and 13 others for involveme...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 189

Constitutional Court rejects applications of Ahmet Altan, Nazlı Ilıcak and 5 former Cumhuriyet journalists; 11 doctor...

Bakur co-directors convicted in absentia 

Çayan Demirel and Ertuğrul Mavioğlu each sentenced to 4 years and 6 months in prison on the charge of “disseminati...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 199

Jailed journalist Harun Çümen, Bakur co-directors Çayan Demirel and Ertuğrul Mavioğlu, Sendika.Org editor Ali Ergi...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 71

Details on accusations against six journalists who reported on energy minister’s e-mails emerge   Details of a...

Scores of journalists, rights defenders to go on trial

About 90 journalists, writers and human rights defenders will appear before courts in the coming days   Abou...

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