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 - 100

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

Journalists in State of Emergency - 38

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

Court lifts rights defender Eren Keskin’s travel ban

Editors and columnists of Özgür Gündem and journalists who joined solidarity campaign with shuttered daily back at c...

Court rules for publisher’s release in Özgür Gündem trial

Kemal Sancılı, the publisher of the shuttered pro-Kurdish newspaper, remains behind bars due to a previous conviction...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 211

At least 121 taken into custody over social media posts about Turkey’s military operation in Syria; trial court rules...

Three acquitted in Özgür Gündem trial

Court rules to separate the files of Eren Keskin, Zana Kaya, İnan Kızılkaya and Kemal Sancılı, granting additional...

Eren Keskin

Lawyer and human rights defender...

Journalists in State of Emergency – 10

On Aug. 16, four individuals including former Zaman columnist Ali Ünal were arrested in the investigation into the Jul...

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...

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