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.



Orhan Kemal Cengiz

Orhan Kemal Cengiz, a human rights lawyer and former columnist, is on trial alongside 10 columnists for the shuttered Z...

Columnists, editors of Zaman set for final hearing

Court expected to issue verdict concerning 11 columnists and editors of shuttered Zaman newspaper, on trial on “coup...

Bulaç, Özdemir released, Alpay’s house arrest lifted 

Four journalists remain behind bars at the end of fourth hearing in Zaman case; court adjourns trial until June 7 Th...

Five acquitted in Zaman trial, two journos released from prison

Court convicts 6 journalists of “membership in terrorist group” while acquitting all 11 defendants of the “coup...

Journalists in State of Emergency -- 1

At least 20 journalists are currently in police custody in Turkey as part of the ongoing investigation into the failed ...

Journalists in State of Emergency – 2

The number of journalists who are known to be in custody as part of Turkey’s post-coup attempt investigation has reac...

Journalists in State of Emergency – 3

The number of journalists who are known to be in custody as part of Turkey’s post-coup attempt investigation has reac...

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 - 55

Executives and columnists of the shuttered Zaman daily indicted for “attempting to overthrow the government and con...

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...

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