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 in State of Emergency - 78

Number of imprisoned journalists reaches 168 with two recent arrests; Cumhuriyet trial continues into fifth day   ...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 82

DIHA reporter Nedim Türfent, in jail for 15 months, denied release in second hearing of his trial   On August 9, Ne...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 54

On April 4, Turkish prosecutors submitted an indictment to a...

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On Feb. 14 and Feb. 15, many journalists and writers appeared in court in the OdaTV, Özgür Gündem and Taraf trials. ...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 59

On May 2, Ayşenur Parıldak, a Zaman journalist who has been imprisoned as part of the probe into the alleged group be...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 58

Two socialist leaning media outlets were shut down under a new Cabinet decree issued on April 29. The İpekyolu news...

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On April 15, 12 of the 13 journalists who were released on March 31 in a trial regarding the alleged media arm of the g...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 60

On May 5, a court ruled to arrest Etkin News Agency (ETHA) translator Meşale Tolu Kartal and ETHA reporter Ömer U...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 61

Editor-in-chief of Cumhuriyet’s website Oğuz Güven was arrested on charges of spreading propaganda on behalf of a...

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On May 22, former editor-in-chief of the shuttered Nokta magazine, Cevheri Güven, and its responsible managing editor ...

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