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.



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...

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...

Journalists in State of Emergency – 69

Imprisoned journalists Ahmet and Mehmet Altan and Nazlı Ilıcak appear before court in first hearing of their “cou...

Rights groups submit interventions in journalists cases

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

Rights groups: Unprecedented blow to fair trial rights

 Article 19, PEN International, RSF and PEN Norway issue joint statement after the third hearing of the Altans case ...

Journalists in State of Emergency – 102

Academic writer Fikret Başkaya detained; 153 journalists behind bars after latest releases ...

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

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

Rights groups: Journalists should be released

Eight leading international groups issue joint statement condemning a court decision to refuse to release journalis...

Altans and Ilıcak trial draws to a close 

The court is expected to issue its verdict at the end of the five-day hearing on February 12-16. Lawyers say free speec...

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