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.



Journalist released in “FETÖ media trial”

Former Zaman finance desk reporter was released on health grounds. The final verdict in the case will be issued on Febr...

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ETHA reporter Ali Sönmez Kayar jailed while former Zaman editor İbrahim Balta released in “FETÖ media trial” ...

No verdict in media trial, court to hear more statements in March

No verdict was announced at trial of journalists Murat Aksoy, Atilla Taş and 24 others as defense statements could not...

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Two journalists in Van handed down suspended prison sentences for their 2015 reporting; Sendika.org editor’s house ra...

Atilla Taş

Atilla Taş, a former singer and a columnist for the shuttered Meydan daily, was arrested ...

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On March 31, a court ruled for the release of 21 journalists...

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Özgür Gelecek daily’s Newsroom Editor Aslı Ceren Aslan...

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...

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Details on accusations against six journalists who reported on energy minister’s e-mails emerge   Details of a...

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

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