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.



Ömer Çelik

Ömer Çelik, a news editor at the shuttered, pro-Kurdish Dicle News Agency (DİHA) was arrested by the police in his h...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 70

Indictment into six journalists accused of links with RedHack and reporting on leaked e-mails of Berat Albayrak submi...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 71

Details on accusations against six journalists who reported on energy minister’s e-mails emerge   Details of a...

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 -- 35

Five journalists and one newspaper employee detained purportedly over reports on hacked emails of Turkish energy m...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 40

Number of journalists in prison reaches 151 after arrest of three journalists ...

Journalists testify in case over social media posts

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

“RedHack trial” postponed until September

New indictment against Ömer Çelik included in case file, accusing the journalist of “disseminating propaganda fo...

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Prosecution submits final opinion in Sözcü trial; prosecutor seeks conviction for Hasan Cemal on “propaganda” cha...

“RedHack trial” against 6 journalists adjourned until February 

Confiscated digital devices of the six journalists on trial for reporting about Minister Albayrak’s leaked emails ret...

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