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.



Pınar Gayıp

Etkin News Agency (ETHA) reporter Pınar Gayıp was arrested on 13 April 2018 during an early morning police raid on he...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 63

Authorities issued arrest warrants for owner and three staff members of opposition Sözcü newspaper as part of an inve...

ETHA editor, reporter jailed on terrorism-related charges 

Semiha Şahin and Pınar Gayıp jailed pending trial; number of journalists in prison rises to at least 165  Etkin ...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 137 

Jailed journalist İdris Yılmaz faces new investigation; Evrensel journalist Çağrı Sarı stands trial on “slander...

ETHA journalists remain in jail after first hearing

ETHA editor Semiha Şahin and reporter Pınar Gayıp appear before court for the first time after five months of detent...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 156 

Özgürlükçü Demokrasi and ETHA journos appear in court on “terrorism” charges; former publisher, editor of Evre...

Semiha Şahin, Pınar Gayıp remain behind bars at 2nd hearing

Şahin, Gayıp, and their two co-defendants, Ferhat Harun Pehlivan and Gülsen İmre, have been in detention on remand ...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 168

Hasan Cemal faces investigation on “insulting the president charge”; courts rule to keep jailed journalists in Özg...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 176

Jailed journalists Semiha Şahin and Pınar Gayıp remain behind bars; journalist Ayşe Düzkan, actress Nazlı Masatç...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 184

Journalists İshak Karakaş, Lezgin Akdeniz handed down jail terms; jailed journalists Semiha Şahin, Pınar Gayıp, Ha...

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