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.



Cemil Uğur

Reporter for Mezopotamya news agenc...

Retrial of Altans case set for next week

In case the trial court refuses to comply with the Supreme Court of Appeals ruling, the case will ultimately be referre...

Rights groups: Retrial of Altans case begins on new bogus charges

Joint statement expresses concern that “retrial forms yet another phase of the systematic judicial harassment of jour...

Six journalists released based on Supreme Court judgment

Trial court rules to release Ahmet Memiş, Cemal Azmi Kalyoncu, Gökçe Fırat, Ünal Tanık, Yakup Çetin and Yetkin Y...

Retrial of 8 journalists whose convictions were overturned gets underway

Trial court decides to comply with the Supreme Court of Appeals judgment concerning eight defendants in the case public...

Retrial of journalist Özgür Boğatekin adjourned until December

Ruling to wait for another case file against Boğatekin to be sent over to be merged with the ongoing case, the court a...

Prosecutor once again seeks conviction for journalist İsmail Çoban

Çoban, the former responsible editor of the shuttered Kurdish newspaper Azadiya Welat, is charged with “terrorism pr...

Retrial of Atilla Taş and 7 journalists adjourned until October

Court to consider the request to separate the file against Taş after reviewing the European Court of Human Rights judg...

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...

Retrial of former Zaman columnists and editor begins

Ruling to comply with the Supreme Court of Appeals judgment, the trial court decides to issue an arrest warrant for Öz...

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