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 – 74

Arrest warrants issued for 34 ex-TRT employees. Number of imprisoned journalists rises to 166 as Mehmet Çakmakçı sen...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 76

Arrest orders for 34 media workers issued; eight former TRT workers formally arrested   On July 21, arrest warra...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 152

Oğuz Güven given 5-month jail sentence; court issues arrest warrant for 5 journos as part of Karşı trial; 10 former...

Former TRT employees convicted of “membership in terrorist group”

Jailed defendants Hasan Hüseyin Örs, İbrahim Halil Öztürkeri and Hasan Taşar each sentenced to 8 years and 9 mont...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 163

Trial of Taraf executives and reporter Baransu adjourned until January; Karşı newspaper trial gets under way; Ece Sev...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 180

Eren Erdem and Turan Ababey sentenced to 4 years in prison in Karşı newspaper trial; Pelin Ünker and Orhan Erinç or...

Bayram Kaya

Bayram Kaya, a former reporter for Zaman and the short-lived Yeni Hayat daily, was arrest...

Journalists in State of Emergency -- 1

At least 20 journalists are currently in police custody in Turkey as part of the ongoing investigation into the failed ...

Journalists in State of Emergency – 2

The number of journalists who are known to be in custody as part of Turkey’s post-coup attempt investigation has reac...

Journalists in State of Emergency – 3

The number of journalists who are known to be in custody as part of Turkey’s post-coup attempt investigation has reac...

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