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 recount life behind bars: Hicran Urun

The following questionnaire, conducted by P24 Platform for Independent Journalism, is part of a survey aimed at revealing the conditions faced by journa

Prosecutor seeks prison terms in Özgür Gündem solidarity trial

Defendants Erol Önderoğlu, Şebnem Korur Fincancı and Ahmet Nesin face “terrorism propaganda” and “incitement” charges The latest hearing in the trial of Reporter

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Indictment seeks aggravated life sentences for Osman Kavala, Can Dündar, Memet Ali Alabora and 13 others for involvement in Gezi Park protests; 28 academics who signed peace pet

Journalists recount life behind bars: İsmail Evren

The following questionnaire, conducted by P24 Platform for Independent Journalism, is part of a survey aimed at revealing the conditions faced by journalists in prison in Turkey, e

Appellate court upholds convictions in Cumhuriyet trial

Verdict means eight of the 14 convicted defendants will return to prison to serve their remaining sentences   An appellate c

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Jailed ETHA journos İsminaz Temel, Adil Demirci freed; journalist Salih Turan sent to prison; publisher Emin Şakir acquitted in case where he remained behind bars for 191 days; H

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Atilla Taş released on probation; Fatih Polat appears in court on “insulting the president” charge; Bülent Şık’s trial for article series gets under

Food safety expert Bülent Şık appears in court for article series

Şık faces up to 12 years in prison for revealing the results of a Ministry of Health research in a series of articles published in April in Cumhuriyet daily Bülent Şı

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Jailed journalists Semiha Şahin and Pınar Gayıp remain behind bars; journalist Ayşe Düzkan, actress Nazlı Masatçı sent to prison to serve sentences upheld by appellate courts

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