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.



Nedim Türfent

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

Journalists in State of Emergency – 62

On May 16, the Istanbul 13th High Criminal Court handed down prison senten...

Former DİHA reporter to appear before court on June 14

Nedim Türfent, a correspondent of the pro-Kurdish Dicle News Agency (DİHA) that was closed down with an emergency dec...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 68

Harrowing claims of torture marked journalist Türfent’s trial; former journalist and CHP MP Berberoğlu arrested in ...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 82

DIHA reporter Nedim Türfent, in jail for 15 months, denied release in second hearing of his trial   On August 9, Ne...

Scores of journalists, rights defenders to go on trial

About 90 journalists, writers and human rights defenders will appear before courts in the coming days   Abou...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 100

Two journalists released in Özgür Gündem trial; 45 new detentions made as part o...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 105

 DİHA reporter Nedim Türfent sentenced to eight years and nine months on “membership” charges   Nedim T...

Testimony under torture deemed admissible in Türfent case

Journalist sentenced to 8 years and 9 months for “membership in a terrorist organization”  ÖZGÜN ÖZÇER N...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 133 

Özgürlükçü Demokrasi publisher and responsible managing editor jailed; Yeliz Koray handed down prison sentence for...

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