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 jailed on coup charges says his health deteriorates

 73-year old journalist Şahin Alpay says he was told he needs to have an angiogram by a cardiologist who recently exa...

MEP seeks to visit Şahin Alpay in prison

In letter to Justice Minister Gül, Tanja Fajon says she is concerned about Alpay’s ongoing detentio...

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 DİHA reporter Nedim Türfent sentenced to eight years and nine months on “membership” charges   Nedim T...

Mehmet Altan and Şahin Alpay not released despite top court decision

Lower courts refuse to release the journalists, saying detention will be reviewed after top court’s reasoned decision...

“Implement the Constitutional Court ruling immediately”

The European Parliament Turkey Forum warns of further deterioration of Turkey’s constitutional crisis    The all-...

Rights groups: Journalists should be released

Eight leading international groups issue joint statement condemning a court decision to refuse to release journalis...

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

Altan and Alpay’s lawyers call on everyone to respect rule of law

Lawyers say no state organ, or the very court whose responsibility it is to implement the Constitutional Court’s deci...

Altan and Alpay’s release pleas rejected once again 

Istanbul 27th and 14th High Criminal courts reject petitions by lawyers of Mehmet Altan and Şahin Alpay demanding the...

Journalists remain behind bars in Zaman trial

Court releases three employees of shuttered newspaper’s advertising department    The second hearing in a...

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