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.



Two journalists arrested in Istanbul released by court

Özgür Gelecek reporter Taylan Özgür Öztaş arrested in house raid, ETHA reporter Tunahan Turhan arrested while ...

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At least nine journalists in four provinces arrested while covering protests against government-appointed trustees; wri...

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Top court publishes Özgür Gündem judgment; prosecutor demands acquittal of Meşale Tolu, who spent 7.5 months behind...

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Four journalists including Mezopotamya Agency reporters jailed in Van; new indictment seeks aggravated life sentence fo...

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Court files complaint against Abdurrahman Gök; Nurcan Kaya handed down 15-month sentence; Eren Tutel appears in court;...

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