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.



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...

Officer who assaulted journalist Beyza Kural granted exemption from attending hearings

Trial follows on the heels of a Constitutional Court judgement, which held that Kural’s detention in 2015 violated fr...

Erdoğan Alayumat

Erdoğan Alayumat, a reporter for the shuttered Dicle Media News Agency (Dihaber), was taken into custody on July 14, 2...

Seda Taşkın 

Reporter for Mezopotamya news agenc...

Rights groups urge UN body to focus on free speech in Turkey

Article 19 and PEN International have called on the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) to pay closer attention to the “r...

Trial of two journalists charged with espionage starts in Hatay

Dihaber reporter Alayumat has been in prison for more than 6 months. He and his younger colleague Akman, who was rele...

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...

Photographer Çağdaş Erdoğan released in first hearing

Erdoğan, who faces up to 22.5 years in prison on “terror” charges based on his photographic work, is released pend...

Verdict in Altans case draws strong international reaction

Institutions advocating freedom of expression and freedom of the press severely criticize verdict that sentenced the Al...

Two more Boğaziçi University students detained 

Police take two more Boğaziçi University students into custody on campus as families of jailed students call for the...

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