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.



Three opposition lawmakers stripped of parliamentary status 

HDP’s Leyla Güven and Musa Farisoğulları and CHP’s Enis Berberoğlu taken into custody several hours after the d...

Top court: Selahattin Demirtaş’s detention violated his right to liberty

Despite the top court's judgment and the trial court’s release order in September 2019, Demirtaş remains behind bars...

ANALYSIS | Attacks on political party buildings: The state’s obligation to prevention and effective investigation

Without an effective investigation and prosecution that will reveal the persons and the motive behind the attack and a ...

Mizgin Çay

Staff member of local radio station Radyo Karacada...

Hayri Demir

Reporter for DİHA and Mezopotamya news agency...

Journalists in State of Emergency -- 1

At least 20 journalists are currently in police custody in Turkey as part of the ongoing investigation into the failed ...

Journalists in State of Emergency – 9

There have been new detentions and at least one arrest in the investigation launched into the “media arm” of organi...

Journalists in State of Emergency – 18

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

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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