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.



Necmiye Alpay

Necmiye Alpay is a renowned linguist, writer and a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the shuttered pro-Kurdish ...

Journalists in State of Emergency – 69

Imprisoned journalists Ahmet and Mehmet Altan and Nazlı Ilıcak appear before court in first hearing of their “cou...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 30

Özgür Gündem advisory board members Alpay and Erdoğan remain in prison, one DİHA reporter release...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 36

Writer Aslı Erdoğan and linguist Necmiye Alpay to appear before court on Dec. 29 at 9:15 am ...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 37

Three Özgür Gündem journalists released, Ahmet Şık detained on Dec. 29 ...

Yurdatapan, Alpay stand trial for supporting academics

Civil rights activist and musician Şanar Yurdatapan and linguist Necmiye Alpay’s trials adjourned until November ...

Prosecutor seeks prison sentences for 5 defendants in Özgür Gündem trial

Prosecutor asks court to convict Aslı Erdoğan and Zana Kaya of “terrorism propaganda,” Eren Keskin, İnan Kızıl...

Three acquitted in Özgür Gündem trial

Court rules to separate the files of Eren Keskin, Zana Kaya, İnan Kızılkaya and Kemal Sancılı, granting additional...

Aslı Erdoğan

Aslı Erdoğan, a renowned novelist and a columnist and an Editorial Advisory Board of the shuttered pro-Kurdish Özgü...

Eren Keskin

Lawyer and human rights defender Eren Keski...

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