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 - 118

Journalists beaten up by police during 2016 raid on Özgür Gündem daily’s offices appear before court as suspects o...

Online panel: Journalists should not refrain from seeking legal action against police brutality

Journalist Beyza Kural, lawyer Meriç Eyüboğlu and trade union representatives Gülfem Karataş and Elif Akgül discu...

Journalists in State of Emergency – 11

On. Aug. 17, police raided the homes of Aslı Erdoğan, a novelist of international renown and a board member at Özgü...

Journalists in State of Emergency – 12

Aslı Erdoğan, a columnist for the shuttered daily Özgür Gündem and a member of the newspaper’s advisory board as...

Journalists in State of Emergency – 13

Editor-in-chief of Özgür Gündem Zana Bilir Kaya and the same newspaper’s managing editor İnan Kızılkaya were...

Journalists in State of Emergency – 14

Two journalists were arrested in the latest developments in the investigation launched into the July 15 coup attempt; b...

Journalists in State of Emergency – 15

On August 30, detention warrants were issued for 35 journalists as part of the probe launched into the July 15 coup d...

Journalists in State of Emergency – 17

On Sept. 6, two distributors of Turkey’s only Kurdish-language daily, Azadiya Welat, whose 24 employees were...

Journalists in State of Emergency – 18

Journalist and writer Ahmet Altan and his brother Mehmet Altan, a professor of economics, were...

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