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.



Eren Keskin

Lawyer and human rights defender Eren Keski...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 97

Two journalists attacked and detained; WSJ reporter given prison sentence and ETHA journalist Tolu remains in prison ...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 103

Prosecutor asks for life in Enis Berberoğlu retrial; TRT World editor death found suspicious ...

Keskin, Çapan sentenced to 7,5 years in Özgür Gündem trials

Renowned lawyer Eren Keskin and Özgür Gündem managing editor Reyhan Çapan were sentenced to 7,5 years in priso...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 131

Former responsible managing editor and publisher of Evrensel fined for “insulting the president”; up to 7.5 years i...

"Turkey must change its laws," rights defender Keskin tells court

Human rights defender Eren Keskin appears before court on “propaganda” charges in Özgür Gündem trial  The s...

Peace academics face up to 7.5 years in jail

Prosecutor seeks prison terms for four academics on “terrorism propaganda” charge; drops Article 301 request despit...

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...

Court rules for publisher’s release in Özgür Gündem trial

Kemal Sancılı, the publisher of the shuttered pro-Kurdish newspaper, remains behind bars due to a previous conviction...

Court convicts 7 defendants in Özgür Gündem trial

Eren Keskin, Hüseyin Aykol, Reyhan Çapan, Ayşe Batumlu and Reyhan Hacıoğlu and two others get sentences on “prop...

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