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 – 66

Executives of the shuttered Hayatın Sesi television appeared before a court on

Hayatın Sesi executives to stand trial

 Three executives of Hayatın Sesi television, which was closed down with an emergency decree in September, will appear before a court in Istanbul for the first hear

Journalists in State of Emergency – 65

On May 26, an Istanbul court ordered two journalists of the opposition Sözcü dai

Murat Çelikkan's defense in court: “Propaganda can only be bad journalism”

  Journalist and human rights defender Murat Çelikkan was sentenced to 18 months in prison for "terrorism propaganda" at a court hearing on May 16, 2017. We present a translation

EPSU’s Goudriaan to Altans: It’s time for you to be free

Jan Willem Goudriaan, the general secretary of the European Federation of Public Service Unions, has called for freedom for Ahmet and Mehmet Altan ahead of the first hearing in their trial o

Former DİHA reporter to appear before court on June 14

Nedim Türfent, a correspondent of the pro-Kurdish Dicle News Agency (DİHA) that was closed down with an emergency decree, will appear before a criminal court in the southeastern province of

French journalist detained in Turkey goes on hunger strike

  Mathias Depardon, an Istanbul-based French photojournalist who was arrested on May 8 when filming in the southeastern province of Batman, has gone on hunger strike, his lawyer said

Journalists, MP stand trial in Syria arms report case

An Istanbul court adjourned on Thursday trial of former editor-in-chief of Cumhuriyet daily, Can Dündar, the newspaper’s Ankara representative Erdem Gül and the main opposition Repu

Journalists in State of Emergency - 64

On May 22, former editor-in-chief of the shuttered Nokta magazine, Cevheri Güven, and its responsible managing editor Murat Çapan were each

Journalists in State of Emergency - 63

Authorities issued arrest warrants for owner and three staff members of opposition Sözcü newspaper as part of an investigation conducted by the İstanbul Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office, new