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.



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 - 121

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

Journalists in State of Emergency -- 1

At least 20 journalists are currently in police custody in Turkey as part of the ongoing investigation into the failed ...

Journalists in State of Emergency – 2

The number of journalists who are known to be in custody as part of Turkey’s post-coup attempt investigation has reac...

Journalists in State of Emergency – 3

The number of journalists who are known to be in custody as part of Turkey’s post-coup attempt investigation has reac...

Journalists in State of Emergency – 4

On July 29, 21 of the 48 journalists who have been arrested as part of the ongoing investigation into the July 15 coup ...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 5

Seven journalists testified to prosecutors on July 30 as part of the investigation into journalists in the wake of the ...

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...

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