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.



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 – 233

Osman Kavala faces additional “espionage” charge in coup investigation; newspaper terminates Timur Soykan’s contr...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 123

Two journalists in Van handed down suspended prison sentences for their 2015 reporting; Sendika.org editor’s house ra...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 153

Former DİHA reporter Uğur Akgül jailed; Hülya Emeç, her news source given suspended prison terms for “denigratin...

Hülya Emeç, news source given suspended prison terms 

Emeç was on trial for reporting about a 48-year-old man named Şefik Tunuç who died of a heart attack after police ra...

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