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.



Prosecutor seeks jail terms for 6 rights defenders in “Büyükada trial”

Prosecutor asks court to convict Taner Kılıç, Günal Kurşun, İdil Eser, Özlem Dalkıran, Nejat Taştan and Veli ...

Büyükada trial adjourned until April

After hearing five defendants and some of the defense lawyers, court rules to adjourn the trial, citing lengthy defense...

Four rights defenders convicted in "Büyükada trial"

Taner Kılıç sentenced to 6 years and 3 months for “membership of a terrorist group” while Özlem Dalkıran, İdi...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 249

Four HRDs handed down prison sentences in “Büyükada trial”; T24’s Doğan Akın acquitted of “aiding a terrori...

Journalists in State of Emergency – 75

  Six of the 10 human rights defenders detained earlier in Istanbul formally arrested by court while four let g...

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 ...

Journalists in State of Emergency – 98

Five journalists detained and former TRT cameraman arrested while 2 journalists released from prison   Polic...

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...

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 ...

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