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.



Social media "censorship" bill introduced in Parliament

Tabled by ruling party AKP and ally MHP, the controversial legislation forces social media companies to appoint legal r...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 253

Indictment issued against jailed journalist Rawin Sterk Yıldız; Parliament passes controversial social media law; app...

Nazlı Ilıcak

Journalist, commentato...

Nedim Türfent

Nedim Türfent, a correspondent of the pro-Kurdish Dicle News Agency (DİHA), was arrested ...

Zehra Doğan

Zehra Doğan, 28, is a reporter and an editor of the pro-Kurdish Jin News Agency (JİNHA), which is staffed entirely by...

Ömer Çelik

Ömer Çelik, a news editor at the shuttered, pro-Kurdish Dicle News Agency (DİHA) was arrested by the police in his h...

Hüsnü Mahalli

Syrian born journalist Hüsnü Mahalli was detained on the morning of December 12, 2016, following a police raid on his...

Turhan Günay

Turhan Günay, veteran journalist and editor-in-chief of Cumhuriyet Kitap who has been at the helm of the said book su...

Kazım Kızıl

Documentarist, video-activist and journalist Kazım Kızıl was arrested by the police on April 17, 2017 during a demon...

Akın Atalay

Cumhuriyet Foundation Executive Board Presiden...

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