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 face prison sentences for supporting Özgür Gündem 

11 people, including journalists Mavioğlu and Başlangıç face up to 7.5 years for participating in a solidarity camp...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 22

Former Zaman columnists Lale Kemal and Nuriye Akman, who had been in prison since July 30, were...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 71

Details on accusations against six journalists who reported on energy minister’s e-mails emerge   Details of a...

Scores of journalists, rights defenders to go on trial

About 90 journalists, writers and human rights defenders will appear before courts in the coming days   Abou...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 128

 Şahin Alpay was released but placed under house arrest, while two other journalists were jailed pending trial &nb...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 150

Cumhuriyet reporter Canan Coşkun handed down 2-year sentence; former Radikal and Habertürk TV reporter Mustafa Gökk...

Court lifts rights defender Eren Keskin’s travel ban

Editors and columnists of Özgür Gündem and journalists who joined solidarity campaign with shuttered daily back at c...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 184

Journalists İshak Karakaş, Lezgin Akdeniz handed down jail terms; jailed journalists Semiha Şahin, Pınar Gayıp, Ha...

Nine journalists sentenced for solidarity with Özgür Gündem

Defendants handed down a total of 14 years and 3 months in prison for “disseminating propaganda for a terrorist group...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 185

Jailed journalist Haydar Ergül released after 15 months in pre-trial detention; nine defendants in Özgür Gündem sol...

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