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.



Top court finds “no rights violations” in jailed journalists’ files

Constitutional Court’s Plenary rejects applications of Ahmet Altan, Nazlı Ilıcak and five former Cumhuriyet staffer...

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Constitutional Court rejects applications of Ahmet Altan, Nazlı Ilıcak and 5 former Cumhuriyet journalists; 11 doctor...

Appellate court upholds verdict in "Zaman trial"

The trial court had convicted columnists Ahmet Turan Alkan, Ali Bulaç, Şahin Alpay, Mümtazer Türköne, Mustafa Üna...

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...

Retrial of former Zaman columnists and editor begins

Ruling to comply with the Supreme Court of Appeals judgment, the trial court decides to issue an arrest warrant for Öz...

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Ahmet Altan released after more than 4.5 years behind bars; ECtHR issues long-awaited Ahmet Altan and Murat Aksoy judgm...

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Yavuz Ekinci appears in court; prosecutor seeks sentence for Dindar Karataş; RTÜK fines Halk TV, Tele1 and TR35; TÜB...

Ali Bulaç

Theologian, former columnist for Zaman, Yarına Bakış newspaper...

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...

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