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.



Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 282

Four sentenced in Özgür Gündem trial; Prof. Fincancı fined for “insulting Erdoğan”; 5 journalists charged with...

Court issues reasoned judgment in Özgür Gündem main trial

Court panel writes in the judgment against Eren Keskin, Zana Kaya, İnan Kızılkaya and Kemal Sancılı that the defen...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 288

Four journalists jailed in Van released at first hearing; columnist Nagehan Alçı fined for “insulting” judge; act...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 300

AFP’s Bülent Kılıç detained; 2 journalists assaulted in a week; prosecutor seeks sentence for Cumhuriyet journali...

Aslı Erdoğan

Novelist, columnist, Özgür Gündem Editorial Advisory Board membe...

İnan Kızılkaya

Former responsible managing editor of Özgür Günde...

Reyhan Hacıoğlu

Former editor for Özgür Gündem, Özgürlükçü Demokrasi newspaper...

Journalists in State of Emergency – 8

Several journalists, who have not been detained in the ongoing investigation into the July 15 coup attempt, have said a...

Journalists in State of Emergency – 10

On Aug. 16, four individuals including former Zaman columnist Ali Ünal were arrested in the investigation into the Jul...

Journalists in State of Emergency – 12

Aslı Erdoğan, a columnist for the shuttered daily Özgür Gündem and a member of the newspaper’s advisory board as...

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