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.



Academic Tuna Altınel acquitted at third hearing

Altınel was accused of “disseminating propaganda for a terrorist organization” for his involvement in an event in ...

Necmiye Alpay

Necmiye Alpay is a renowned linguist, writer and a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the shuttered pro-Kurdish ...

Gökçe Fırat Çulhaoğlu

Gökçe Fırat Çulhaoğlu, the chairman of Ulusal Parti (National Party) and an author for th...

Şebnem Korur Fincancı

Academic Şebnem Korur Fincancı faces "propaganda" charges in two separate trials: for taking part in a campaign for s...

Mümtazer Türköne

Mümtazer Türköne, an academic and columnist for the shuttered Zaman newspape...

Osman Kavala

Osman Kaval...

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 – 15

On August 30, detention warrants were issued for 35 journalists as part of the probe launched into the July 15 coup d...

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