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.



Özgürlükçü Demokrasi editors jailed pending trial 

Editors Mehmet Ali Çelebi, Reyhan Hacıoğlu, Hicran Ürün and staff member Pınar Tarlak face “membership in a ter...

Özgürlükçü Demokrasi trial gets under way

Özgürlükçü Demokrasi employee Pınar Tarlak released, editors and owner ordered to remain in pretrial detention at...

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...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 168

Hasan Cemal faces investigation on “insulting the president charge”; courts rule to keep jailed journalists in Özg...

No new releases in Özgürlükçü Demokrasi trial

Editors İshak Yasul, Mehmet Ali Çelebi, Reyhan Hacıoğlu, Hicran Ürün and publisher İhsan Yaşar, in pre-trial de...

Journalists recount life behind bars: Hicran Urun

The following questionnaire, conducted by P24 Platform for Independent Journalism, is part of a survey aimed at reveali...

Jailed Özgürlükçü Demokrasi journalists Urun, Yasul released

In his final opinion of the case, the prosecutor seeks conviction for 8 newspaper employees while asking the court to s...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 186

Musician Ferhat Tunç faces yet another “insult” charge in new indictment; jailed Özgürlükçü Demokrasi journal...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 132

Former TRT executive Ali Ahmet Böken convicted of “membership in an armed terrorist organization” sentenced to 9 y...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 133 

Özgürlükçü Demokrasi publisher and responsible managing editor jailed; Yeliz Koray handed down prison sentence for...

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