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.



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A call for media pluralism and freedom

68 organisations from around the world express concern about the continuous deterioration of freedom of expression in...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 68

Harrowing claims of torture marked journalist Türfent’s trial; former journalist and CHP MP Berberoğlu arrested in ...

European Court inquires Turkey about journalists’ cases

The Court directs eight questions to Turkey about imprisoned journalists’ applications, inc...

Rights groups: Drop all charges, release journalists

International rights groups including Article 19, PEN International and Index on Censorship will send represent...

UK lawyers on the Altans case: This is a show trial

Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales report on Altans’ trial raises concern over fair tria...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 90

  30 defendants, most of whom are journalists, to appear before court  Second hearing in Altans' trial on...

Journalists in State of Emergency – 91

  Court keeps all 6 defendants behind bars in the Altans trial  First hearing of Zaman trial held in Sili...

Rights groups submit interventions in journalists cases

  13 free expression organizations warn of violations in opinions submitted in journalists applications before the ...

Journalists remain behind bars after third hearing in the Altans trial

 Lawyers for Altan brothers demanding further examination of evidence kicked out of courtroom; their request for a new...

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