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.



Seda Taşkın 

Mezopotamya Agency reporter Seda Taşkın, in pretrial detention at the Sincan Prison in Ankara, is accused of “condu...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 106

ETHA reporter Meşale Tolu released, while Berberoğlu, Dündar and Gül face up to 15 years in jail in MIT trucks ...

3 journalists jailed; at least 150 detained over Afrin posts

Number of jailed journalists in Turkey reaches 156 following the arrests of Taşkın, Yılmaz and Ergül on January 23...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 112

Three more journalists have been arrested in Turkey as of January 23, bringing the number of imprisoned journalists in ...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 127

Sabuncu, Şık released pending the conclusion of Cumhuriyet trial; prison sentences handed down to all but one of the ...

Journalist Seda Taşkın stands trial, denounces ill-treatment

The first hearing of the trial against Mezopotamya Agency reporter Seda Taşkın was held in Muş  ÖZGÜN ÖZÇER ...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 139

Two more journalists sent to prison; jailed reporter Mehmet Baransu continues defense statement in latest hearing of Ta...

Journalist Seda Taşkın remains behind bars despite lack of evidence

Court rejects requests to identify who made the tip off against Seda Taşkın ÖZGÜN ÖZÇER – MUŞ Mezopotamy...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 148 

Verdict issued in long-running trial into former columnists and editors of Zaman daily; indictment against jailed repor...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 151

Gökhan Öner released from pretrial detention; 315 journos in Turkey face thousands of years in prison, latest BIA Med...

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