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.



Three newspapers and a TV station closed down

Özgürlükçü Demokrasi, Welat and Halkın Sesi newspapers and Avantaj TV shuttered through emergency decree  ...

Lokman Erdoğan

Lokman Erdoğan, an executive of the local daily Manşet published in the central Anatolian...

Nazlı Ilıcak

Nazlı Ilıcak, a newspaper and television commentator, faces three aggravated life sentenc...

Can Dündar

Can Dündar, the former editor-in-chief of the opposition Cumhuriyet daily, was imprisoned on November 26, 2015, along ...

Nedim Türfent

Nedim Türfent, a correspondent of the pro-Kurdish Dicle News Agency (DİHA), was arrested ...

Necmiye Alpay

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

Özgür Amed

Özgür Amed, a columnist for the Özgür Gündem newspaper, which was shut down in November 2016 under an emergency de...

İshak Karakaş

Halkın Nabzı Editor in Chief İshak Karakaş was taken into custody on 22 January 2018 during a midnight police raid ...

Mehmet Altan

Mehmet Altan, a professor of economics and a columnist, has been held in İstanbul's Siliv...

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...

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