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 in State of Emergency - 121

Jailed journalist Nur Ener Kılınç released from prison on house arrest; 4 journalists in Adana convicted of “membe...

Aytekin Gezici 

Journalist and writer Aytekin Gezici was jailed pending trial on July 25, 2016, as part of an investigation in the afte...

Journalists in State of Emergency – 6

Two of the journalists who were detained as part of Turkey’s post-coup attempt investigation delivered initial testim...

Journalists in State of Emergency – 7

Twelve out of 14 journalists who testified to prosecutors on August 4 as part of the investigation into the failed coup...

Journalists in State of Emergency – 9

There have been new detentions and at least one arrest in the investigation launched into the “media arm” of organi...

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 – 11

On. Aug. 17, police raided the homes of Aslı Erdoğan, a novelist of international renown and a board member at Özgü...

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...

Journalists in State of Emergency – 13

Editor-in-chief of Özgür Gündem Zana Bilir Kaya and the same newspaper’s managing editor İnan Kızılkaya were...

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