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 – 129

Turkey’s largest media group, Doğan Media, to be sold to pro-government conglomerate   Doğan Media Group, T...

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...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 172

Hasan Cemal appears in court for 2015 article; indictment seeks up to 15 years imprisonment for reporter Esra Solin Dal...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 183

Ahmet Altan, Perihan Mağden convicted of “insulting the president”; journalist Mehmet Baransu ordered to remain be...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 131

Former responsible managing editor and publisher of Evrensel fined for “insulting the president”; up to 7.5 years i...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 160

Journos detained in sweeping operation across 9 provinces, Kibriye Evren jailed; Seda Taşkın given 7,5 years in priso...

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