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.



“Prosecutions used to silence dissenting voices”

Nils Muiznieks submits opinion to European Court of Human Rights on 10 applications from imprisoned journalists Th...

European court agrees to take up Altan brothers’ case

The European Court of Human Rights has agreed to take up an application filed on behalf of renowned writers and journal...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 45

On Feb. 14 and Feb. 15, many journalists and writers appeared in court in the OdaTV, Özgür Gündem and Taraf trials. ...

Muiznieks concerned about sentencing of Çelikkan

The Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Nils Muiznieks published on Thursday a statement expressing concern...

Journalists in State of Emergency– 88

Daily Evrensel’s regional reporter taken into police custody; state agency starts selling assets seized from media or...

Journalists in State of Emergency – 98

Five journalists detained and former TRT cameraman arrested while 2 journalists released from prison   Polic...

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