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.



Journalist Hatice Şahin’s trial on "terror" charge adjourned until January

Şahin is accused based on statements by secret witnesses, phone calls she made with her colleagues and her sources and...

Trial of journalists who reported on torture allegations to continue in January

Court lifts judicial control measures imposed on all five journalists at the third hearing of the case. Next hearing se...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 317

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

Journalist Dindar Karataş acquitted

Karataş, who was charged with “membership in a terrorist organization” on account of his reports, remained in pre-...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 321

Court rules to keep Osman Kavala in detention; new indictment issued against Nazan Sala; Genco Erkal, Gökhan Biçici s...

Lokman Erdoğan

Columnist for Çorum Manşe...

Mahir Kanaat

Accountant for BirGün newspape...

Tunca Öğreten

Former news editor for news portal Dike...

Mümtazer Türköne

Academic and former columnist for Zaman newspape...

Max Zirngast

Austrian freelance journalist Max Zirngast was arrested by anti-terror police at his home...

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