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.

Journalists in State of Emergency - 58

Two socialist leaning media outlets were shut down under a new Cabinet decree issued on April 29. The İpekyolu newspaper based in Van province and the Yürüyüş magazine w

Journalists appear before court in terrorism case

The second hearing of a trial in which 29 people, mostly journalists, face up to 15 years in jail on charges of “terrorist group membership” was held on April 27, Thursday at İstanbul’s Çağl

Journalists in State of Emergency -57

On April 15, 12 of the 13 journalists who were released on March 31 in a trial regarding the alleged media arm of the group purportedly behind the July 15 coup attempt were

Journalists in State of Emergency - 56

Thirteen suspects, most of whom are writers and journalists, accused of working as the media arm of an organization called Ergenekon,

Journalists in State of Emergency - 55

Executives and columnists of the shuttered Zaman daily indicted for “attempting to overthrow the government and constitutional

Journalists in State of Emergency - 54

On April 4, Turkish prosecutors submitted an indictment to a

Swedish intellectuals appeal for Alpay’s release

A group of Swedish academics and journalists have signed a letter addressing Turkish Justice Minister Bekir Bozdağ to call for the release of columnist Şahin Alpay, one of the more than 140

Journalists in State of Emergency -- 53

On March 31, a court ruled for the release of 21 journalists