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.



Supreme court prosecutor submits opinion in Zaman trial

The Office of the General Prosecutor of the Supreme Court of Appeals says lengthy prison sentences for four columnists ...

Supreme Court upholds 3 convictions, overturns 4 judgments in Zaman trial

Ruling that Türköne, Alpay, and Bulaç should have been charged with "aiding a terrorist organization," the Court say...

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Can Dündar sentenced to 27.5 years in retrial of "MİT trucks case"; Supreme Court upholds 3 convictions in Zaman tria...

Supreme Court of Appeals reverses Ahmet Turan Alkan’s conviction

Reversing the conviction on the grounds of misjudgment due to incorrect assessment of evidence, the Chamber sent Alkan...

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Melis Alphan acquitted; Osman Kavala remains behind bars as Gezi trial resumes; Ahmet Turan Alkan’s conviction revers...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 328

Journalist dismissed for reporting on university student’s death by suicide; prosecutors request sentence for writer ...

Case file sent to prosecutor’s office in retrial of Zaman columnists

Ahmet Turan Alkan, whose conviction on the charge of “membership in a terrorist organization” was overturned by the...

Ahmet Turan Alkan

Former columnist for Zaman dail...

Şahin Alpay

Political scientist, columnist for shuttered Zaman newspape...

Lale Sarıibrahimoğlu

Lale Sarıibrahimoğlu, a veteran defense reporter and a former columnist with the Zaman da...

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