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.



Three opposition lawmakers stripped of parliamentary status 

HDP’s Leyla Güven and Musa Farisoğulları and CHP’s Enis Berberoğlu taken into custody several hours after the d...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 245

Opposition lawmakers Berberoğlu, Güven and Farisoğulları jailed; Supreme Court upholds conviction of journalist Öz...

Erdem Gül

Erdem Gül is the Ankara Bureau Chief for the Cumhuriyet newspaper. He was imprisoned on Nov. 26, 2015, along with the ...

Can Dündar

Former editor-in-chief Cumhuriye...

Journalists in State of Emergency – 19

Academic Mehmet Altan, who was kept in detention for 12 days on charges of having given televised “subliminal pro-cou...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 60

On May 5, a court ruled to arrest Etkin News Agency (ETHA) translator Meşale Tolu Kartal and ETHA reporter Ömer U...

Journalists, MP stand trial in Syria arms report case

An Istanbul court adjourned on Thursday trial of former editor-in-chief of Cumhuriyet daily, Can Dündar, the newspaper...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 87

One more journalist arrested; three more media organizations shut down with new Cabinet decre...

Trial of two journalists charged with espionage starts in Hatay

Dihaber reporter Alayumat has been in prison for more than 6 months. He and his younger colleague Akman, who was rele...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 128

 Şahin Alpay was released but placed under house arrest, while two other journalists were jailed pending trial &nb...

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