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.



Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey – 231

Director Veysi Altay, journalist Sultan Çoban sentenced on “propaganda” charge; journalist Faruk Arhan handed down...

Journalists Barış Terkoğlu and Hülya Kılınç jailed pending trial

Terkoğlu and Kılınç are accused of “obtaining and disclosing documents and information concerning the MIT’s dut...

Odatv editor-in-chief, three other journalists jailed pending trial

Yeni Yaşam daily’s Editor-in-Chief Ferhat Çelik, Responsible Editor Aydın Keser and Yeniçağ columnist Murat Ağ...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey – 232

Eight journalists jailed pending trial in a week over their reporting or social media posts; journalist Aziz Oruç hand...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 56

Thirteen suspects, most of whom are writers and journalists, accused of working as the media arm of an organization cal...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 147

Arrest warrant issued for Sendika.Org editor Ali Ergin Demirhan for his social media posts; trial against German-Turkis...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 156 

Özgürlükçü Demokrasi and ETHA journos appear in court on “terrorism” charges; former publisher, editor of Evre...

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