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.



İsminaz Temel

İsminaz Temel, an editor for the Etkin news agency (ETHA), was arrested on 19 October 201...

Journalists in State of Emergency – 99

Journalists Murat Aksoy, Atilla Taş and Ömer Çelik released, while three other journalists arrested ...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 130

Police raid Özgürlükçü Demokrasi newspaper’s head office and printing facility in İstanbul; detain publisher, p...

Journalist Cuştan released, Temel to remain in prison

ETHA reporter Havva Cuştan released after 9 months in pre-trial detention, İsminaz Temel ordered to remain in jail ...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 150

Cumhuriyet reporter Canan Coşkun handed down 2-year sentence; former Radikal and Habertürk TV reporter Mustafa Gökk...

Journalists recount life behind bars: İsminaz Temel

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

ETHA journalist İsminaz Temel remains behind bars

İsminaz Temel, in pretrial detention for over a year, is among 23 defendants facing terrorism-related charges in the c...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 167

İsminaz Temel remains behind bars in second hearing; appellate court upholds sentences given in Özgür Gündem trial;...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 178

Jailed ETHA journos İsminaz Temel, Adil Demirci freed; journalist Salih Turan sent to prison; publisher Emin Şakir ac...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 188

Ahmet Altan acquitted in case filed by former chief of General Staff; 6 former Cumhuriyet staffers return to prison to ...

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