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 - 149

ETHA reporter Ali Sönmez Kayar remains behind bars; BirGün daily faces investigation for nightclub shooting coverage...

20 journalists detained in Diyarbakır-based investigation

Lawyers of the defendants were denied access to the arrest warrants on the ground that the investigation was still ongo...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey – 349

20 journalists arrested in Diyarbakır; Dicle Müftüoğlu released after 4 days in custody; journalist Zübeyde Sarı ...

15 journalists, 1 media worker imprisoned in Diyarbakır

After 8 days in police custody, the journalists have been imprisoned pending trial on the charge of “membership in a ...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey – 350

15 journalists imprisoned in Diyarbakır; journalist İnci Hekimoğlu detained; appellate court upholds Nazlı Ilıcak...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 279

Turkey ranks first in violations of freedom of expression among CoE member states; comedian Emre Günsal sentenced ove...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey – 353

Journalists forcibly removed, detained in protests in İstanbul, Ankara; Ali Ergin Demirhan acquitted; European Court w...

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