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.



Hakan Kara

Hakan Kara, a Cumhuriyet columnist and and member of Cumhuriyet Foundation’s Board of Directors, was detained on Octo...

Six former Cumhuriyet staffers back in prison

Güray Öz, Önder Çelik, Musa Kart, Hakan Kara, Mustafa Kemal Güngör and Emre İper begin serving the remainder of ...

Murat Sabuncu

Journalist, former editor-in-chief of Cumhuriyet daily, P24 founde...

Güray Öz

News ombudsman and columnist for Cumhuriye...

Önder Çelik

Cumhuriyet Foundation executive board membe...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 55

Executives and columnists of the shuttered Zaman daily indicted for “attempting to overthrow the government and con...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 54

On April 4, Turkish prosecutors submitted an indictment to a...

Journalists in State of Emergency -- 53

On March 31, a court ruled for the release of 21 journalists...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 52

On March 22, Platform for Independent Journalism P24 updated the number of imprisoned journalists in Turkey to 150 from...

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