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.



A call for media pluralism and freedom

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

Rights groups urge UN body to focus on free speech in Turkey

Article 19 and PEN International have called on the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) to pay closer attention to the “r...

Rights groups: Drop all charges, release journalists

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

Rights groups submit interventions in journalists cases

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

Rights groups: Trials show continuing “onslaught on free speech”

Rights groups observing Cumhuriyet, Özgür Gündem solidarity campaign and academics trials criticize prosecutions in ...

Verdict in Altans case draws strong international reaction

Institutions advocating freedom of expression and freedom of the press severely criticize verdict that sentenced the Al...

“Cumhuriyet verdict huge blow to freedom of expression”

28 NGOs focusing on freedom of expression and human rights condemn guilty verdicts for 14 columnists and executives of ...

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 - 81

Prosecutor seeks up to 15 years for journalist Meşale Tolu, a German passport holder   An indictment charging M...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 86

Two released in “coup” case where 13 journalists are on trial   On August 18, a Turkish court ruled for ...

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