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.



6 journalists arrested while covering demonstrations

Reporters Ahmet Kanbal, Mehmet Şah Oruç, Rojda Aydın, Nurcan Yalçın and Halime Parlak were arrested in Mardin whil...

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At least nine journalists in four provinces arrested while covering protests against government-appointed trustees; wri...

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Journalist Mehmet Baransu ordered to remain behind bars at the end of 21st hearing in Taraf trial; 5 journalists arrest...

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JinNews Kurdish editor Roza Metina arrested; 5 journalists to stand trial for covering 2019 demonstration in Mardin; Bi...

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Academic Bülent Şık’s conviction over 2018 article series overturned; BirGün editor charged with “insulting pub...

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Ahmet Altan, Perihan Mağden convicted of “insulting the president”; journalist Mehmet Baransu ordered to remain be...

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Osman Kavala remains behind bars as his “coup” trial begins; Mezopotamya news agency reporter Zeynep Durgut arrest...

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