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.

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 159

Supreme Court of Appeals upholds sentence for Mehmet Güleş; Appellate court rejects appeals in Altans case; Saudi journalist goes missing in Turkey   The 16th

Ahmet Altan’s lawyers call on top court to take up his application

New petition requests that Constitutional Court take up Altan’s individual application without further delay as Tuesday’s appellate court verdict draws int’l reaction

Court lifts int'l travel ban on Boğaziçi students

Files of 8 more students are merged with the original case, bringing the total number of students standing trial for staging an anti-war protest to 30 The second h

Journalists testify in case over social media posts

Journalists deny accusations in their defense statements. Trial adjourned until January  First hearing in the trial of seven journalists who are charged with “ma

Court rejects appeals against life sentences in Altans case

Appellate court rules to keep all imprisoned defendants behind bars, case now headed for Supreme Court of Appeals   Jailed novelist and journalist Ahmet Altan

Journalists recount life behind bars: Cemal Azmi Kalyoncu

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

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