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.



TV10 workers call for reopening of shuttered channel

Former managers and workers hold their 65th demonstration in protest of the closure of the broadcaster   Manager...

Observers not allowed into courtroom at hearing of TV10 staff

Trial of former TV10 employees Kemal Demir and Kemal Karagöz on the charge of “membership in a terrorist group” ad...

Prosecutor demands sentence for former TV10 staffer Kemal Demir

Kemal Demir and Kemal Karagöz are charged with “membership in a terrorist organization” in the trial. Court is exp...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 317

Court rules Çetin Kurşun should be charged with “membership in terrorist organization”; prosecutor demands senten...

Journalists in State of Emergency -- 21

On Oct. 6, Evrensel reporter Cemil Uğur, who was previously taken into custody and released, was put...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 104

Two journalists released in RedHack trial while no one was released in coup trial where 20 journalists are imprisoned ...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 109

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

Journalists in State of Emergency - 110

Trial court insists on not releasing Mehmet Altan even after Constitutional Court judgment is published in Official Gaz...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 148 

Verdict issued in long-running trial into former columnists and editors of Zaman daily; indictment against jailed repor...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 172

Hasan Cemal appears in court for 2015 article; indictment seeks up to 15 years imprisonment for reporter Esra Solin Dal...

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