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.



Şahin Alpay

Şahin Alpay is a 74-year-old political scientist and a long-time columnist for the shuttered Zaman daily...

Swedish intellectuals appeal for Alpay’s release

A group of Swedish academics and journalists have signed a letter addressing Turkish Justice Minister Bekir Bozdağ to ...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 68

Harrowing claims of torture marked journalist Türfent’s trial; former journalist and CHP MP Berberoğlu arrested in ...

European Court inquires Turkey about journalists’ cases

The Court directs eight questions to Turkey about imprisoned journalists’ applications, inc...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 90

  30 defendants, most of whom are journalists, to appear before court  Second hearing in Altans' trial on...

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...

Şahin Alpay's letter from Silivri: That thing called freedom

I feel hurt by those who, despite knowing that we have been wronged, refrained from showing solidarit...

MEPs call for release of journalists jailed in Turkey

Five members of the European Parliament commit to support five imprisoned journalists in Turkey   Five mem...

Swedish academic calls for release of Şahin Alpay

Swedish academic Tomas Hammar releases a statement expressing concern about Şahin Alpay's continuing imprisonment and ...

Rights groups submit interventions in journalists cases

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

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