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.



Ece Sevim Öztürk

Ece Sevim Öztürk was arrested on 8 June 2018 as part of an investigation launched by the ...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 144

Former Samanyolu executive Hidayet Karaca given aggravated life sentence, DİHA editor fined, new arrest warrant issued...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 145

Mezopotamya agency reporter Berzan Güneş jailed; custody period for Ece Sevim Öztürk extended; 7 journalists indict...

Journalist Ece Sevim Öztürk jailed in “terrorism” case

Öztürk, who was in police custody for 12 days, was charged with “aiding FETÖ without being its member”  ...

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Ece Sevim Öztürk jailed; Sedat Sur faces investigation for social media posts; Şirin Kabakçı appears in first hea...

Journalists recount life behind bars: Ece Sevim Öztürk 

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 - 163

Trial of Taraf executives and reporter Baransu adjourned until January; Karşı newspaper trial gets under way; Ece Sev...

Ece Sevim Öztürk remains behind bars after first hearing

Öztürk is accused of “aiding a terrorist organization” on account of her journalistic work exploring the 15 July ...

Ece Sevim Öztürk given 3-year prison sentence

Issuing its verdict at the end of the second hearing in the case, court rules for Öztürk’s release pending the appe...

Freedom of Expression and the Press Turkey - 169

16 more signatories of Academics for Peace petition given jail terms on “propaganda” charge; Ece Sevim Öztürk con...

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