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.

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

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Two released in “coup” case where 13 journalists are on trial   On August 18, a Turkish court ruled for the release of two journalists in the first heari

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 Nine journalists detained for using ByLock arrested and sent to prison. Two journalists imprisoned in Gaziantep released  

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 Journalist Murat Çelikkan goes to prison; trial of Murat Aksoy and 12 other journalists on “coup” charges starts on August 16  

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35 journalists in Istanbul sought by police on the grounds that they used chat software used by the group allegedly

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DIHA reporter Nedim Türfent, in jail for 15 months, denied release in second hearing of his trial   On August 9, Nedim Türfent, a reporter fo

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Prosecutor seeks up to 15 years for journalist Meşale Tolu, a German passport holder   An indictment charging Meşale Tolu – a reporter and tr

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French journalist Loup Bureau arrested in Şırnak, two local journalists arrested in Gaziantep. Imprisoned journalist Ozan Kaplanoğlu released from prison

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