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 in State of Emergency - 96

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

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 ...

Büyükada trial adjourned until April

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

Ahmet Altan

Novelist and former Editor-in-Chief of Taraf newspape...

Mehmet Altan

Mehmet Altan, a professor of economics and a columnist, has been held in İstanbul's Siliv...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 22

Former Zaman columnists Lale Kemal and Nuriye Akman, who had been in prison since July 30, were...

Journalists in State of Emergency – 99

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

Mehmet Baransu remains behind bars after hearing

Trial adjourned until December before Baransu, who is accused of “procuring, exposing and destroying classified docum...

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