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.



Ahmet Şık

Investigative journalis...

A call for media pluralism and freedom

68 organisations from around the world express concern about the continuous deterioration of freedom of expression in...

Turkey marks Press Freedom Day against bleak backdrop

May 3 was International World Press Freedom day, which was marked in a particularly poignant atmosphere this year in Tu...

MEPs call for release of journalists jailed in Turkey

Five members of the European Parliament commit to support five imprisoned journalists in Turkey   Five mem...

Rights groups submit interventions in journalists cases

  13 free expression organizations warn of violations in opinions submitted in journalists applications before the ...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 105

 DİHA reporter Nedim Türfent sentenced to eight years and nine months on “membership” charges   Nedim T...

Ahmet Şık expelled from courtroom in Cumhuriyet trial

In response, Murat Sabuncu and Akın Atalay refuse to present their defense. Court rules all imprisoned defendants ...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 107

Cumhuriyet, Özgür Gündem solidarity and academics’ trials dominate the week; Emre İper and Ömer Faruk Aydemir re...

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 Execu...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 110

Trial court insists on not releasing Mehmet Altan even after Constitutional Court judgment is published in Official Gaz...

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