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.



Rights groups criticize Turkey's "permanent state of emergency"

More than 40 freedom of speech and media freedom organizations signed a joint statement calling on Turkish authorities...

Nuriye Ural

Journalist and columnist Nuriye Ural, best known for the interviews she conducted with various public opinion leaders, ...

Ali Ünal

Ali Ünal was a longtime columnist for the Zaman daily, which was shut down through a statutory decree under Turkey’s...

Mümtazer Türköne

Mümtazer Türköne, an academic and columnist for the shuttered Zaman newspape...

Mizgin Çay

Mizgin Çay, a staff member of the local radio station Radyo Karacada...

Mehmet Altan

Mehmet Altan, a professor of economics and a columnist, has been held in İstanbul's Siliv...

İnan Kızılkaya

İnan Kızılkaya is former responsible managing editor of the pro-Kurdish Özgür Gündem Dail...

Ahmet Turan Alkan

Ahmet Turan Alkan, a former columnist for Zaman daily, was arrested along with dozens o...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 48

Azadiya Welat journalist Hayati Yıldız was arrested by a court on March 1. The journalist had been in detention since...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 49

Nur Ener, a news editor with the Yeni Asya daily, was arrested on March 6. Yeni Asya...

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