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.



Retrial of Fincancı, Önderoğlu and Nesin begins

Ruling to seek Istanbul 23rd High Criminal Court’s permission to merge the case with “Özgür Gündem Main Trial,...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 280

"Coup" trial against Osman Kavala merged with Gezi trial; journalists İdris Sayılğan and Alican Uludağ sentenced;...

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...

Özgür Gündem solidarity trial adjourned until December

The next hearing in the trial of Şebnem Korur Fincancı, Ahmet Nesin and Erol Önderoğlu will take place on December ...

Journalists in State of Emergency – 102

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

Journalists in State of Emergency - 107

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

Journalists in State of Emergency - 132

Former TRT executive Ali Ahmet Böken convicted of “membership in an armed terrorist organization” sentenced to 9 y...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 39

Local Hatay journalist Ceren Taşkın arrested; six journalists still in detention after 19 days ...

Özgür Gündem solidarity trial adjourned until October

Fincancı, Önderoğlu appear before court for 5th hearing in trial on "propaganda" charges for taking part in campaig...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 137 

Jailed journalist İdris Yılmaz faces new investigation; Evrensel journalist Çağrı Sarı stands trial on “slander...

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