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.



Nurcan Baysal

Journalist and author Nurcan Baysal was taken into custody on 22 January 2018 during a midnight police raid on her home...

Baysal, Karakaş in custody for reacting to operation on Afrin

Journalists, authors targeted in investigation launched against 57 individuals on account of social media posts critica...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 111

Imprisoned journalist Ilıcak faces “espionage” charges in new case; implementation of top court’s Mehmet Altan j...

3 journalists jailed; at least 150 detained over Afrin posts

Number of jailed journalists in Turkey reaches 156 following the arrests of Taşkın, Yılmaz and Ergül on January 23...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 121

Jailed journalist Nur Ener Kılınç released from prison on house arrest; 4 journalists in Adana convicted of “membe...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 135 

Six journalists arrested in 3 provinces; former responsible managing editor of Evrensel faces 6 years in prison for “...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 141

Azadiya Welat editor handed down prison sentence for “propaganda”; indictment seeks 10.5 years in prison for Sibel ...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 161

Court rules to issue Red Notice alerts for Can Dündar and İlhan Tanır; appellate court issues reasoned judgment in A...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 179

Indictment seeks aggravated life sentences for Osman Kavala, Can Dündar, Memet Ali Alabora and 13 others for involveme...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 194

Semiha Şahin and Pınar Gayıp released under house arrest; Yavuz Selim Demirağ released on probation; compensation c...

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