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.



A call for media pluralism and freedom

68 organisations from around the world express concern about the continuous deterioration of freedom of expression in...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 92

Sözcü’s Mediha Olgun and Evrensel’s Yusuf Karataş released from prison, bringing number of imprisoned journalist...

Scores of journalists, rights defenders to go on trial

About 90 journalists, writers and human rights defenders will appear before courts in the coming days   Abou...

MEPs call for release of journalists jailed in Turkey

Five members of the European Parliament commit to support five imprisoned journalists in Turkey   Five mem...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 100

Two journalists released in Özgür Gündem trial; 45 new detentions made as part o...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 126

Arrest warrant for Ragıp Zarakolu lifted in sixth hearing of Özgür Gündem case, trial adjourned to June 4  The ...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 38

Number of journalists in prison reaches 146 with the arrest of Özgür Gündem’s Kemal Sancılı ...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 145

Mezopotamya agency reporter Berzan Güneş jailed; custody period for Ece Sevim Öztürk extended; 7 journalists indict...

Journalists testify in case over social media posts

Journalists deny accusations in their defense statements. Trial adjourned until January  First hearing in the trial...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 162

Hüseyin Aykol, İnan Kızılkaya, İhsan Çaralan given jail terms for “insulting the president”; Constitutional ...

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