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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Hamza Yalçın, who was arrested a month ago in Barcelona on Turkey’s request, was released on probation   Journalist and writer Hamza Yalçın, who was arre

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Columnist and publications coordinator Kadri Gürsel released in Cumhuriyet trial   Journalist Kadri Gürsel was released in the third hearing of the Cumh

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Sözcü’s Mediha Olgun and Evrensel’s Yusuf Karataş released from prison, bringing number of imprisoned journalists to 170   The news manager r

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  Court keeps all 6 defendants behind bars in the Altans trial  First hearing of Zaman trial held in Silivri 

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  30 defendants, most of whom are journalists, to appear before court  Second hearing in Altans' trial on September 19

UK lawyers on the Altans case: This is a show trial

Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales report on Altans’ trial raises concern over fair trial

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No journalists released in the second hearing of the Cumhuriyet trial as ECtHR grants UN special rapporteur leave to intervene  

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Daily Evrensel’s regional reporter taken into police custody; state agency starts selling assets seized from media organizations shut down under Cabinet decrees