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.



Zehra Doğan

Zehra Doğan, 28, is a reporter and an editor of the pro-Kurdish Jin News Agency (JİNHA), which is staffed entirely by...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 67

Prosecutor demands two consecutive life sentences for 13 journalists including Atilla Taş and Murat Aksoy   ...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 68

Harrowing claims of torture marked journalist Türfent’s trial; former journalist and CHP MP Berberoğlu arrested in ...

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 ...

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...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 49

Nur Ener, a news editor with the Yeni Asya daily, was arrested on March 6. Yeni Asya...

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...

Journalists in State of Emergency – 4

On July 29, 21 of the 48 journalists who have been arrested as part of the ongoing investigation into the July 15 coup ...

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