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 recount life behind bars: Oğuz Usluer

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: Hanım Büşra Erdal

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

Rights groups criticize Turkey's "permanent state of emergency"

More than 40 freedom of speech and media freedom organizations signed a joint statement calling on Turkish authorities to withdraw legislation that they said made the recently abolished Stat

Court lifts travel ban for German journalist Meşale Tolu

A Turkish court has lifted a travel ban for German journalist Meşale Tolu, who was arrested last year on terrorism-related charge

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Şirin Kabakçı ordered to remain behind bars after 2nd hearing; Mehmet Gündem appears before court for 1st hearing after 9 months in detention   Şirin Kabakçı,

Mehmet Gündem stands trial on terror charges

Former Milliyet columnist Mehmet Gündem will remain in prison pending trial until the next hearing on 30 October  Mehmet

Journalists recount life behind bars: Nazlı Ilıcak 

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: Mehmet Gündem

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

Social media campaign seeks freedom for ailing Metin Duran

Duran, who lost his memory, his ability to walk and speak after a stroke that followed a heart attack, has been in prison for over 4 months, serving a 3-year sentence, Mezopotam

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Former DİHA reporter Uğur Akgül jailed; Hülya Emeç, her news source given suspended prison terms for “denigrating security forces” in news story   Uğur Akgül,

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