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.



Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 288

Four journalists jailed in Van released at first hearing; columnist Nagehan Alçı fined for “insulting” judge; act...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 303

District governor gets restraining order against local journalist; Özgür Gündem, Özgürlükçü Demokrasi, ETHA tri...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 311

Top court publishes Özgür Gündem judgment; prosecutor demands acquittal of Meşale Tolu, who spent 7.5 months behind...

Ali Bulaç

Theologian, former columnist for Zaman, Yarına Bakış newspaper...

Fevzi Yazıcı

Former design director of Zaman newspape...

Penal court resists top court ruling, claims “usurpation of authority”

The Istanbul 13th High Criminal Court refuses to free journalist Şahin Alpay, claiming that the Constitutional Court...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 109

Journalists Mehmet Altan and Şahin Alpay not released despite Constitutional Court ruling ...

Altan and Alpay’s lawyers call on everyone to respect rule of law

Lawyers say no state organ, or the very court whose responsibility it is to implement the Constitutional Court’s deci...

Altan and Alpay’s release pleas rejected once again 

Istanbul 27th and 14th High Criminal courts reject petitions by lawyers of Mehmet Altan and Şahin Alpay demanding the...

Altan’s lawyers file complaint against judges

Istanbul Bar Association says it agrees with points put forward by Mehmet Altan’s lawyers in petition to the HSK agai...

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