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.



Journalists appear before court in terrorism case

The second hearing of a trial in which 29 people, mostly journalists, face up to 15 years in jail on charges of “terr...

Journalists in State of Emergency – 65

On May 26, an Istanbul court ordered two journalists of the opposition Sözcü da...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 67

Prosecutor demands two consecutive life sentences for 13 journalists including Atilla Taş and Murat Aksoy   ...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 68

Harrowing claims of torture marked journalist Türfent’s trial; former journalist and CHP MP Berberoğlu arrested in ...

European Court inquires Turkey about journalists’ cases

The Court directs eight questions to Turkey about imprisoned journalists’ applications, inc...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 72

Court rejects requests for release in “terrorist organization membership” case where 29 defendants, mostly journali...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 84

 Journalist Murat Çelikkan goes to prison; trial of Murat Aksoy and 12 other journalists on “coup” charges starts...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 86

Two released in “coup” case where 13 journalists are on trial   On August 18, a Turkish court ruled for ...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 96

A regional court rules for re-trial in the MIT trucks case; indictment into the Istanbul 10 completed   The ...

Journalists in State of Emergency – 99

Journalists Murat Aksoy, Atilla Taş and Ömer Çelik released, while three other journalists arrested ...

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