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.



Rights groups: Trials show continuing “onslaught on free speech”

Rights groups observing Cumhuriyet, Özgür Gündem solidarity campaign and academics trials criticize prosecutions in ...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 108

Journalist Ayşenur Arslan sentenced to prison for ‘’insulting the president’’; prosecutor submits final opin...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 187

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

Rights groups condemn SETA report

The report, published on 5 July 2019, targeted journalists in Turkey who work with a number of leading international m...

Şebnem Korur Fincancı

Academic Şebnem Korur Fincancı faces "propaganda" charges in two separate trials: for taking part in a campaign for s...

Journalists in State of Emergency – 6

Two of the journalists who were detained as part of Turkey’s post-coup attempt investigation delivered initial testim...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 52

On March 22, Platform for Independent Journalism P24 updated the number of imprisoned journalists in Turkey to 150 from...

Turkey marks Press Freedom Day against bleak backdrop

May 3 was International World Press Freedom day, which was marked in a particularly poignant atmosphere this year in Tu...

French journalist detained in Turkey goes on hunger strike

  Mathias Depardon, an Istanbul-based French photojournalist who was arrested on May 8 when filming in the sout...

Journalists in State of Emergency – 66

Executives of the shuttered Hayatın Sesi television appeared before a court o...

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