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 in State of Emergency - 71

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

“RedHack trial” postponed until September

New indictment against Ömer Çelik included in case file, accusing the journalist of “disseminating propaganda fo...

“RedHack trial” against 6 journalists adjourned until February 

Confiscated digital devices of the six journalists on trial for reporting about Minister Albayrak’s leaked emails ret...

Ömer Çelik

Ömer Çelik, a news editor at the shuttered, pro-Kurdish Dicle News Agency (DİHA) was arrested by the police in his h...

Journalists in State of Emergency – 15

On August 30, detention warrants were issued for 35 journalists as part of the probe launched into the July 15 coup d...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 55

Executives and columnists of the shuttered Zaman daily indicted for “attempting to overthrow the government and con...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 54

On April 4, Turkish prosecutors submitted an indictment to a...

Journalists in State of Emergency -- 53

On March 31, a court ruled for the release of 21 journalists...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 52

On March 22, Platform for Independent Journalism P24 updated the number of imprisoned journalists in Turkey to 150 from...

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