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 - 97

Two journalists attacked and detained; WSJ reporter given prison sentence and ETHA journalist Tolu remains in prison ...

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 – 19

Academic Mehmet Altan, who was kept in detention for 12 days on charges of having given televised “subliminal pro-cou...

Journalists in State of Emergency – 20

On September 28, the Turkish governmen...

Journalists in State of Emergency -- 21

On Oct. 6, Evrensel reporter Cemil Uğur, who was previously taken into custody and released, was put...

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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