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 in State of Emergency - 34

Number of journalists in prison rises to 148 following arrest of Yurt columnist Hüsnü Mahalli ...

Journalists recount life behind bars: Oğuz Usluer

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

Ali Akkuş released as his co-defendants await Supreme Court ruling

The 16th Criminal Chamber of the Supreme Court of Appeals overturns Akkuş’s conviction and orders the journalist’s...

Supreme Court upholds convictions of 17 journalists

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

Cihan Acar

Reporter for Bugün dail...

Yetkin Yıldız

Yetkin Yıldız, the former editor-in-chief of the news website Aktif Haber, was arrested o...

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...

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