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 arrested in police raids in Diyarbakır, elsewhere

More than 100 people have been arrested in coordinated raids in Diyarbakır and 8 other provinces   Six jour...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 247

Top court rules Demirtaş and Erdem’s detention violated their rights; journalist Beritan Canözer handed down prison...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 160

Journos detained in sweeping operation across 9 provinces, Kibriye Evren jailed; Seda Taşkın given 7,5 years in priso...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 178

Jailed ETHA journos İsminaz Temel, Adil Demirci freed; journalist Salih Turan sent to prison; publisher Emin Şakir ac...

Odatv editor-in-chief, three other journalists jailed pending trial

Yeni Yaşam daily’s Editor-in-Chief Ferhat Çelik, Responsible Editor Aydın Keser and Yeniçağ columnist Murat Ağ...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey – 232

Eight journalists jailed pending trial in a week over their reporting or social media posts; journalist Aziz Oruç hand...

Journalists accused of "exposing MİT operative" appear in court

Barış Terkoğlu, Ferhat Çelik and Aydın Keser released pending trial, Barış Pehlivan, Hülya Kılınç, Murat Ağ...

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