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 – 69

Imprisoned journalists Ahmet and Mehmet Altan and Nazlı Ilıcak appear before court in first hearing of their “coup” trial;

A Portrait of the Indictment as Judicial Porn

You can read the full text of Ahmet Altan's defence statement here.   Your Honour,  

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 before judges at the first hearing of his trial on June 19-23, 2017. I

Rights groups urge UN body to focus on free speech in Turkey

Article 19 and PEN International have called on the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) to pay closer attention to the “relentless

Rights groups: Drop all charges, release journalists

International rights groups including Article 19, PEN International and Index on Censorship will send representa

European Court inquires Turkey about journalists’ cases

The Court directs eight questions to Turkey about imprisoned journalists’ applications, incl

Journalists in State of Emergency - 68

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

Özgür Gündem solidarity trial adjourned until December

The next hearing in the trial of Şebnem Korur Fincancı, Ahmet Nesin and Erol Önderoğlu will take place on December 26   The trial of Reporters without Borders (RS

Journalists in State of Emergency - 67

Prosecutor demands two consecutive life sentences for 13 journalists including Atilla Taş and Murat Aksoy   An indictment accusing 13 journalists including M

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