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 - 121

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

Journalists in State of Emergency - 30

Özgür Gündem advisory board members Alpay and Erdoğan remain in prison, one DİHA reporter release...

Journalists in State of Emergency – 9

There have been new detentions and at least one arrest in the investigation launched into the “media arm” of organi...

Journalists in State of Emergency – 8

Several journalists, who have not been detained in the ongoing investigation into the July 15 coup attempt, have said a...

Journalists in State of Emergency – 10

On Aug. 16, four individuals including former Zaman columnist Ali Ünal were arrested in the investigation into the Jul...

Journalists in State of Emergency – 11

On. Aug. 17, police raided the homes of Aslı Erdoğan, a novelist of international renown and a board member at Özgü...

Journalists in State of Emergency – 12

Aslı Erdoğan, a columnist for the shuttered daily Özgür Gündem and a member of the newspaper’s advisory board as...

Journalists in State of Emergency – 13

Editor-in-chief of Özgür Gündem Zana Bilir Kaya and the same newspaper’s managing editor İnan Kızılkaya were...

Journalists in State of Emergency – 14

Two journalists were arrested in the latest developments in the investigation launched into the July 15 coup attempt; b...

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...

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