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.

Supreme court prosecutor submits opinion in Zaman trial

The Office of the General Prosecutor of the Supreme Court of Appeals says lengthy prison sentences for four columnists should be upheld

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Seven defendants in Sözcü trial convicted of “aiding a terrorist group”; Osman Kavala ordered to remain behind bars despite European Court judgment 

7 staff members of Sözcü daily given prison terms

Seven of the nine defendants in the case convicted of “aiding a terrorist organization without being its member,” publisher Burak Akbay’s file separated

Kavala remains behind bars despite ECtHR judgment

Court hears two witnesses of the prosecution at Gezi Park trial’s fourth hearing; trial adjourned until 28 January

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Journalist Aziz Oruç sent to prison; court issues reasoned judgment in retrial of Cumhuriyet case; Constitutional Court rules access ban on news portal violated press freedom

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  Mehmet Baransu ordered to remain behind bars; appellate court upholds 6-month prison term given to Oğuz Güven; journalist Sinan Aygül handed down 10-month sentence 

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At least three journalists jailed in a week; court issues reasoned judgment in Altans trial; three journalists to stand trial for “making those involved in the fight against terrorism

Court issues reasoned judgment in Altans case

Ahmet Altan and Nazlı Ilıcak’s political commentary on TV and their articles cited among grounds for conviction The criminal court that oversaw the trial of jai

Prosecutor seeks conviction for journalist Şirin Kabakcı

Prosecutor also asks court to separate Kabakcı’s file on the charges of “insult” and “breach of confidentiality” CANSU PİŞKİN, İSTANBUL

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T24 Editor-in-Chief Doğan Akın to stand trial over website’s “Fuat Avni” reports; at least 6 journalists handed down jail terms in a week; prosecutor in Büyükada trial seeks pris