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.



Journalists appear before court in terrorism case

The second hearing of a trial in which 29 people, mostly journalists, face up to 15 years in jail on charges of “terr...

25 journalists handed down prison sentences

25 journalists were sentenced on terror charges by an Istanbul court. None of the journalists still in detention were r...

Journalists recount life behind bars: Ufuk Şanlı

The following questionnaire, conducted by P24 Platform for Independent Journalism, is part of a survey aimed at reveali...

Supreme Court upholds convictions of 17 journalists

Supreme Court’s judgment, originally rendered in March, became official on 8 Jun...

Ufuk Şanlı

Business journalist, former reporter for Zaman and Vatan newspaper...

Cihan Acar

Reporter for Bugün dail...

Journalists in State of Emergency -- 1

At least 20 journalists are currently in police custody in Turkey as part of the ongoing investigation into the failed ...

Journalists in State of Emergency – 2

The number of journalists who are known to be in custody as part of Turkey’s post-coup attempt investigation has reac...

Journalists in State of Emergency – 3

The number of journalists who are known to be in custody as part of Turkey’s post-coup attempt investigation has reac...

Journalists in State of Emergency – 4

On July 29, 21 of the 48 journalists who have been arrested as part of the ongoing investigation into the July 15 coup ...

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