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 - 147

Arrest warrant issued for Sendika.Org editor Ali Ergin Demirhan for his social media posts; trial against German-Turkis...

Journalists Barış Terkoğlu and Hülya Kılınç jailed pending trial

Terkoğlu and Kılınç are accused of “obtaining and disclosing documents and information concerning the MIT’s dut...

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 – 232

Eight journalists jailed pending trial in a week over their reporting or social media posts; journalist Aziz Oruç hand...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 45

On Feb. 14 and Feb. 15, many journalists and writers appeared in court in the OdaTV, Özgür Gündem and Taraf trials. ...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 56

Thirteen suspects, most of whom are writers and journalists, accused of working as the media arm of an organization cal...

Mehmet Altan's defense: You would have tried Rousseau, too

Prominent columnist and economist Mehmet Altan, imprisoned as part of a "coup" trial since September 2016, appeared bef...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 83

35 journalists in Istanbul sought by police on the grounds that they used chat software used by the group allegedl...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 101

Government expected to submit defense in ECtHR cases; number of imprisoned journalists is now 152 following Sözcü rep...

Journalists in State of Emergency -- 33

Number of journalists in prison falls to 147 following two releases, while CPJ confirms Turkey as the world’s top ...

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