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.

Penal court resists top court ruling, claims “usurpation of authority”

The Istanbul 13th High Criminal Court refuses to free journalist Şahin Alpay, claiming that the Constitutional Court overstepped its jurisdiction   The I

Rights groups: Journalists should be released

Eight leading international groups issue joint statement condemning a court decision to refuse to release journalists, in defiance of the Consti

“Implement the Constitutional Court ruling immediately”

The European Parliament Turkey Forum warns of further deterioration of Turkey’s constitutional crisis    The all-party body representing Euro MPs concern

Kurdish reporter Şerife Oruç’s detention further extended

ÖZGÜN ÖZÇER   BATMAN - Şerife Oruç, a reporter for Dicle News A

Mehmet Altan and Şahin Alpay not released despite top court decision

Lower courts refuse to release the journalists, saying detention will be reviewed after top court’s reasoned decision is communicated as government spokesperson slams ruling

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Journalist Ayşenur Arslan sentenced to prison for ‘’insulting the president’’; prosecutor submits final opinion in

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Cumhuriyet, Özgür Gündem solidarity and academics’ trials dominate the week; Emre İper and Ömer Faruk Aydemir released   The fifth hearing of

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