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.



Rights defenders in Büyükada trial released from prison

Eight rights defenders who were in prison released in hearing, case merged with that of AI Turkey head Taner Kılıç ...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 77

First session in Cumhuriyet case, where executives and columnists are on trial, starts July 24. Two more rights defende...

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 - 97

Two journalists attacked and detained; WSJ reporter given prison sentence and ETHA journalist Tolu remains in prison ...

Scores of journalists, rights defenders to go on trial

About 90 journalists, writers and human rights defenders will appear before courts in the coming days   Abou...

Journalists in State of Emergency – 102

Academic writer Fikret Başkaya detained; 153 journalists behind bars after latest releases ...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 115

Amnesty Turkey head Taner Kılıç released in Büyükada trial only to be rearrested after prosecutor objects to his r...

Amnesty’s Kılıç remains behind bars after hearing

Court refuses to release Kılıç despite favorable police report, adjourns trial until 7 November   An Istanbul...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 146

Ece Sevim Öztürk jailed; Sedat Sur faces investigation for social media posts; Şirin Kabakçı appears in first hea...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 154

Şirin Kabakçı ordered to remain behind bars after 2nd hearing; Mehmet Gündem appears before court for 1st hearing a...

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