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.

Two more Boğaziçi University students detained 

Police take two more Boğaziçi University students into custody on campus as families of jailed students call for their release  

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Nazlı Ilıcak appears before court in first hearing of “espionage” case; four more Özgürlükçü Demokrasi journalists jailed  Imprisoned journalist Nazlı Ilıcak appeared

Özgürlükçü Demokrasi editors jailed pending trial 

Editors Mehmet Ali Çelebi, Reyhan Hacıoğlu, Hicran Ürün and staff member Pınar Tarlak face “membership in a terrorist organization” charges  Three editors and one sta

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Özgürlükçü Demokrasi publisher and responsible managing editor jailed; Yeliz Koray handed down prison sentence for critical column  İhsan Yaşar, the publisher of Ö

Prosecutor seeks aggravated life imprisonment for Zaman columnists

Nine columnists of the shuttered newspaper, including Şahin Alpay, under house arrest since March, face “violating the constitution” and “terrorist group membership” charges

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Former TRT executive Ali Ahmet Böken convicted of “membership in an armed terrorist organization” sentenced to 9 years, 9 months in prison Jailed journalist Ali Ahmet

Hasan Cemal sentenced to prison term for 2013 chronicles

Hasan Cemal handed down 3 months 22 days in prison in retrial of case in which he was initially acquitted  P24 founding president and T24 columnist Hasan Cemal was

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