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.

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On Feb. 27, a Turkish court put German daily Die Welt’s Turkey correspondent Deniz Yücel

European court agrees to take up Altan brothers’ case

The European Court of Human Rights has agreed to take up an application filed on behalf of renowned writers and journalists, Ahmet and Mehmet Altan, “as soon as possible.”

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Özgür Gelecek daily’s Newsroom Editor Aslı Ceren Aslan

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On Feb. 14 and Feb. 15, many journalists and writers appeared in court in the OdaTV, Özgür Gündem and Taraf trials. Additionally, journalist Hasan Cemal was given a jail se

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Ünal Tanık, the owner of the Rota Haber news website shuttered under a State of Emergency decree was arrested on Jan. 18. His arrest brings the number of journalists in prison to 153. The

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Number of journalists in prison reaches 154 following two most recent arrests