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 - 148 

Verdict issued in long-running trial into former columnists and editors of Zaman daily; indictment against jailed repor...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 178

Jailed ETHA journos İsminaz Temel, Adil Demirci freed; journalist Salih Turan sent to prison; publisher Emin Şakir ac...

Observers not allowed into courtroom at hearing of TV10 staff

Trial of former TV10 employees Kemal Demir and Kemal Karagöz on the charge of “membership in a terrorist group” ad...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 207

Turkish courts convict at least 5 journalists in a week; Supreme Court of Appeals overturns convictions in Cumhuriyet t...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 216

Journalists Ruken Demir and Melike Aydın jailed pending trial; Ahmet Altan re-arrested 8 days after his release; prose...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 104

Two journalists released in RedHack trial while no one was released in coup trial where 20 journalists are imprisoned ...

TV10 workers call for reopening of shuttered channel

Former managers and workers hold their 65th demonstration in protest of the closure of the broadcaster   Manager...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 107

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

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 172

Hasan Cemal appears in court for 2015 article; indictment seeks up to 15 years imprisonment for reporter Esra Solin Dal...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 189

Constitutional Court rejects applications of Ahmet Altan, Nazlı Ilıcak and 5 former Cumhuriyet journalists; 11 doctor...

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