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.



Pınar Gayıp

Etkin News Agency (ETHA) reporter Pınar Gayıp was arrested on 13 April 2018 during an early morning police raid on he...

Semiha Şahin

Etkin News Agency (ETHA) editor Semiha Şahin was arrested in Istanbul on 13 April 2018 du...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 135 

Six journalists arrested in 3 provinces; former responsible managing editor of Evrensel faces 6 years in prison for “...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 136

ETHA correspondent Adil Demirci jailed pending trial on “membership in terrorist organization” and “propaganda”...

ETHA editor, reporter jailed on terrorism-related charges 

Semiha Şahin and Pınar Gayıp jailed pending trial; number of journalists in prison rises to at least 165  Etkin ...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 137 

Jailed journalist İdris Yılmaz faces new investigation; Evrensel journalist Çağrı Sarı stands trial on “slander...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 149

ETHA reporter Ali Sönmez Kayar remains behind bars; BirGün daily faces investigation for nightclub shooting coverage...

Journalist Cuştan released, Temel to remain in prison

ETHA reporter Havva Cuştan released after 9 months in pre-trial detention, İsminaz Temel ordered to remain in jail ...

ETHA journalists remain in jail after first hearing

ETHA editor Semiha Şahin and reporter Pınar Gayıp appear before court for the first time after five months of detent...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 156 

Özgürlükçü Demokrasi and ETHA journos appear in court on “terrorism” charges; former publisher, editor of Evre...

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