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 - 136

ETHA correspondent Adil Demirci jailed pending trial on “membership in terrorist organization” and “propaganda”...

Journalists recount life behind bars: Adil Demirci

The following questionnaire, conducted by P24 Platform for Independent Journalism, is part of a survey aimed at reveali...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 166

Murat Aksoy sent back to prison as per recent appellate court ruling; jailed journo İsmail Çoban given 5-year sentenc...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 178

Jailed ETHA journos İsminaz Temel, Adil Demirci freed; journalist Salih Turan sent to prison; publisher Emin Şakir ac...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 189

Constitutional Court rejects applications of Ahmet Altan, Nazlı Ilıcak and 5 former Cumhuriyet journalists; 11 doctor...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 195

Journalist Canan Coşkun acquitted, video-activist Kazım Kızıl convicted of “insulting the president” charge; ja...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 212

Journalist Tuğba Özer ordered to pay compensation for news report; jailed journalist İdris Yılmaz sentenced to 6 ye...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey – 229

Court acquits Necmiye Alpay, Aslı Erdoğan and Bilge Aykut, separates files of six other defendants in Özgür Gündem...

Necmiye Alpay

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

Journalists in State of Emergency - 135 

Six journalists arrested in 3 provinces; former responsible managing editor of Evrensel faces 6 years in prison for “...

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