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.



Orhan Erinç

Orhan Erinç is the head of the Cumhuriyet Foundation's Board of Director...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 104

Two journalists released in RedHack trial while no one was released in coup trial where 20 journalists are imprisoned ...

Ex-commanders allowed to join Taraf case as co-plaintiffs

Imprisoned Taraf reporter Mehmet Baransu continues his defense statement in latest hearing in the case   The eig...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 139

Two more journalists sent to prison; jailed reporter Mehmet Baransu continues defense statement in latest hearing of Ta...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 163

Trial of Taraf executives and reporter Baransu adjourned until January; Karşı newspaper trial gets under way; Ece Sev...

Freedom of Expression and the Press Turkey - 169

16 more signatories of Academics for Peace petition given jail terms on “propaganda” charge; Ece Sevim Öztürk con...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 181

Journalist Yasin Kobulan given 18-month prison sentence on “propaganda” charge; Evrensel journalists appear in cour...

Mehmet Baransu ordered to remain behind bars

Next hearing in Taraf trial set for 10 and 11 July The trial of the former executives of the shuttered daily...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 183

Ahmet Altan, Perihan Mağden convicted of “insulting the president”; journalist Mehmet Baransu ordered to remain be...

Mehmet Baransu remains in pre-trial detention

Baransu continues making his defense statement during two-day hearing; trial adjourned until late August CANSU Pİ...

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