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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Seven released in Cumhuriyet trial while five others remain behind bars   Seven defendants were released from prison in the hearings of the Cumhuriyet ne

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Number of imprisoned journalists reaches 168 with two recent arrests; Cumhuriyet trial continues into fifth day   On July 27, Evrensel c

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First session in Cumhuriyet case, where executives and columnists are on trial, starts July 24. Two more rights defenders arrested.   The fi

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Arrest orders for 34 media workers issued; eight former TRT workers formally arrested   On July 21, arrest warrants for 34 individuals who pr

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  Six of the 10 human rights defenders detained earlier in Istanbul formally arrested by court while four let go on judicial probation terms   Te

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Arrest warrants issued for 34 ex-TRT employees. Number of imprisoned journalists rises to 166 as Mehmet Çakmakçı sent to jail   On July 12, a

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Rights defenders are to be kept in police custody for another week. Academic Koray Çalışkan detained. Number of journalists in jail falls to 165 as Kazım Kızıl released on judici

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Court rejects requests for release in “terrorist organization membership” case where 29 defendants, mostly journalists, are on trial   The third hearing

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Details on accusations against six journalists who reported on energy minister’s e-mails emerge   Details of an indictment into six journalis

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Indictment into six journalists accused of links with RedHack and reporting on leaked e-mails of Berat Albayrak submitted t

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