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.



Ali Ünal

Columnist for Zaman dail...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 78

Number of imprisoned journalists reaches 168 with two recent arrests; Cumhuriyet trial continues into fifth day   ...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 108

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

Journalists in State of Emergency - 124 

BirGün editor Burak Ekici sentenced to 6 years and 3 months in jail after 7 months in pretrial detention; court orders...

Former Zaman columnist Ali Ünal ordered to remain behind bars

Trial of Ünal, who faces aggravated life sentence on “coup” and “terrorism” charges, adjourned until 18 July ...

Prosecutor seeks aggravated life sentence for Ali Ünal

Court rules to keep former Zaman columnist Ali Ünal in pretrial detention, adjourns trial until September   ...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 150

Cumhuriyet reporter Canan Coşkun handed down 2-year sentence; former Radikal and Habertürk TV reporter Mustafa Gökk...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 155

Cumhuriyet Foundation’s new board replaces newspaper’s editor-in-chief, managing editor; Prosecutor seeks yet anoth...

Former Zaman columnist Ali Ünal given 19-year prison sentence

Ünal, who has been imprisoned for over two years, is acquitted of the “coup” charge, for which he faced aggravated...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 165

Thirteen arrested in sweeping operation targeting civil society; reporter Sedat Sur going to prison for news coverage; ...

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