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 Şirin Kabakcı handed down 6-year sentence

Former Zaman journalist Kabakcı sentenced to 6 years and 3 months for “membership of a terrorist group,” acquitted...

Trial of local journalists in Antalya adjourned until January

Court rules to send the file to the prosecutor and sets 12 January 2021 as the date for the next hearin...

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...

Five journalists in Antalya handed down a total of 25 years in prison

The indictment, issued in 2017, charged 10 local journalists from various media outlets with “membership in a terrori...

Retrial of former Zaman columnists to continue in January

Ruling to hear former Zaman columnist Hüseyin Gülerce as a witness, the court set 11 January 2022 as the date for the...

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...

Mehmet Baransu

Former reporter for Taraf newspape...

Nazlı Ilıcak

Journalist, commentato...

Şahin Alpay

Political scientist, columnist for shuttered Zaman newspape...

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