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 - 151

Gökhan Öner released from pretrial detention; 315 journos in Turkey face thousands of years in prison, latest BIA Media Monitoring Report finds   Jailed journ

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 150

Cumhuriyet reporter Canan Coşkun handed down 2-year sentence; former Radikal and Habertürk TV reporter Mustafa Gökkılıç jailed pending trial   The emergenc

Peace academic and doctor Onur Hamzaoğlu released

Onur Hamzaoğlu was in pre-trial detention for five months as part of a trial launched over a press statement critical of Turkey’s military operation in Afrin ÖZGÜN

Prosecutor seeks aggravated life sentence for Ali Ünal

Court rules to keep former Zaman columnist Ali Ünal in pretrial detention, adjourns trial until September   Former Zaman columnist Ali Ünal, in prison for two

Cumhuriyet reporter Canan Coşkun given 2 years 3 months in jail

The Istanbul 26th High Criminal Court refused to reduce or postpone the sentence   Cumhuriyet newspaper’s court reporter Canan Coşkun was sen

Journalist Cuştan released, Temel to remain in prison

ETHA reporter Havva Cuştan released after 9 months in pre-trial detention, İsminaz Temel ordered to remain in jail   An Istanbul court on 17 July ruled to release jo

Journalists in State of Emergency - 149

ETHA reporter Ali Sönmez Kayar remains behind bars; BirGün daily faces investigation for nightclub shooting coverage  Ali S

Journalists recount life behind bars: Ziya Ataman 

The following questionnaire, conducted by P24 Platform for Independent Journalism, is part of a survey aimed at revealing the conditions faced by journalists in prison in Turkey, e

Journalists recount life behind bars: Gökçe Fırat Çulhaoğlu

The following questionnaire, conducted by P24 Platform for Independent Journalism, is part of a survey aimed at revealing the conditions faced by journalists in prison in Turkey, either

Şerife Oruç, arrested during release from pretrial detention, freed

Şerife Oruç released from custody after Batman 2nd High Criminal Court lifts arrest warrant against journalist  Former Dicl

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