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.



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 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 - 317

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

Judicial control measures lifted for 7 journalists in retrial of "FETÖ media case"

Judicial control measures for Taş remain in place since Justice Ministry has yet to respond to request for Taş to be ...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 431

Top court annuls article allowing for access block decisions; three journalists acquitted in four cases; Furkan Karabay...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey – 446

Three of nine detained journalists imprisoned pending trial; AKP files action against Cumhuriyet newspaper and Müjdat ...

Journalists in State of Emergency -- 1

At least 20 journalists are currently in police custody in Turkey as part of the ongoing investigation into the failed ...

Journalists in State of Emergency – 2

The number of journalists who are known to be in custody as part of Turkey’s post-coup attempt investigation has reac...

Journalists in State of Emergency – 3

The number of journalists who are known to be in custody as part of Turkey’s post-coup attempt investigation has reac...

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