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.



A call for media pluralism and freedom

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

Rights groups urge UN body to focus on free speech in Turkey

Article 19 and PEN International have called on the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) to pay closer attention to the “r...

Rights groups: Drop all charges, release journalists

International rights groups including Article 19, PEN International and Index on Censorship will send represent...

“Cumhuriyet verdict huge blow to freedom of expression”

28 NGOs focusing on freedom of expression and human rights condemn guilty verdicts for 14 columnists and executives of ...

Rights groups condemn SETA report

The report, published on 5 July 2019, targeted journalists in Turkey who work with a number of leading international m...

"Saturday Mothers trial": Requests for recusal of judge rejected

The Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales and ARTICLE 19 submit expert opinion on international human rights ...

Şahin Alpay

Political scientist, columnist for shuttered Zaman newspape...

Şebnem Korur Fincancı

Academic and president of the Human Rights Foundation of Turkey (TİHV...

Deniz Yücel

Die Welt Turkey corresponden...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 52

On March 22, Platform for Independent Journalism P24 updated the number of imprisoned journalists in Turkey to 150 from...

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