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.



Turhan Günay

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

Journalists in State of Emergency - 81

Prosecutor seeks up to 15 years for journalist Meşale Tolu, a German passport holder   An indictment charging M...

Mehmet Altan and Şahin Alpay not released despite top court decision

Lower courts refuse to release the journalists, saying detention will be reviewed after top court’s reasoned decision...

Court convicts Cumhuriyet journalists of “aiding terrorist organization”

14 columnists and executives of the paper handed down prison sentences varying between 2.5 years and 8 years, 1 month a...

Önder Çelik

Önder Çelik, a former Cumhuriyet Foundation executive board member, was detained as part of an operation targeting Cu...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 55

Executives and columnists of the shuttered Zaman daily indicted for “attempting to overthrow the government and con...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 54

On April 4, Turkish prosecutors submitted an indictment to a...

Journalists in State of Emergency -- 53

On March 31, a court ruled for the release of 21 journalists...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 52

On March 22, Platform for Independent Journalism P24 updated the number of imprisoned journalists in Turkey to 150 from...

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