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.

Twelfth hearing of KCK Press trial into 46 media workers held

Trial marked by expulsion of a defense lawyer from the courtroom   The 12th hearing of the trial into 46 journalists and media wor

Hasan Cemal on retrial for 2013 article series

Hasan Cemal reads his defense statement during the first hearing of the case

Altan’s lawyers file complaint against judges

Istanbul Bar Association says it agrees with points put forward by Mehmet Altan’s lawyers in petition to the HSK against 26th and 27th High Criminal Courts  

Turkey billed as “Not Free” in latest Freedom House report

Turkey’s status regarding both “Press Freedom” and “Net Freedom” declines to “Not Free” in annual report “Freedom in the World 2018”

Court rejects release demands for Şık, Sabuncu and Atalay

Court rejects petitions for release of jailed Cumhuriyet journalists Ahmet Şık, Murat Sabuncu and newspaper’s Executive Board Chairman Atalay   The Istan

Prison terms for five journalists in Özgür Gündem case

Ragıp Duran, Ayşe Düzkan, Mehmet Ali Çelebi, Hüseyin Bektaş and Hüseyin Aykol sentenced to a total of 9 years 9 months behind bars Journalists Ragıp Duran, Hüsey

Case against Evrensel and Cumhuriyet journalists dismissed

Journalists were on trial for news reports on alleged failure of the authorities to take precautions to prevent the 2015 Ankara attack A case against five employ

Altan and Alpay’s release pleas rejected once again 

Istanbul 27th and 14th High Criminal courts reject petitions by lawyers of Mehmet Altan and Şahin Alpay demanding the implementation of the Constitutional Court judgment 

Altan and Alpay’s lawyers call on everyone to respect rule of law

Lawyers say no state organ, or the very court whose responsibility it is to implement the Constitutional Court’s decision, for that matter, may question the judgments of the top

Journalists in State of Emergency - 109

Journalists Mehmet Altan and Şahin Alpay not released despite Constitutional Court ruling

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