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.



Columnist Nagehan Alçı fined for "insulting" judge

Nagehan Alçı was on trial over a June 2018 article published in HaberTürk dail...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 302

Prosecutor appeals Melis Alphan’s acquittal; Cem Şimşek sentenced for "insulting" Erdoğan; Erk Acarer assaulted; A...

Journalist Eren Tutel appears in court

Tutel, an editor for BirGün daily, is charged with “insulting a public official” for reporting on allegations of c...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 320

Trial of Charlie Hebdo executives and cartoonist begins; MA reporter Emrullah Acar taken into custody; Jin News reporte...

Ahmet Altan

Novelist and former editor-in-chief of Taraf newspape...

Cihan Acar

Reporter for Bugün dail...

Tunca Öğreten

Former news editor for news portal Dike...

Hüsnü Mahalli

Syrian born journalist Hüsnü Mahalli was detained on the morning of December 12, 2016, following a police raid on his...

Kazım Kızıl

Documentarist, video-activist and journalist Kazım Kızıl was arrested by the police on April 17, 2017 during a demon...

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