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 – 99

Journalists Murat Aksoy, Atilla Taş and Ömer Çelik released, while three other journalists arrested

Rights defenders in Büyükada trial released from prison

Eight rights defenders who were in prison released in hearing, case merged with that of AI Turkey head Taner Kılıç   Ten human rights defendants who wer

MEPs call for release of journalists jailed in Turkey

Five members of the European Parliament commit to support five imprisoned journalists in Turkey   Five members of the European Parliament (MEPs) called f

Scores of journalists, rights defenders to go on trial

About 90 journalists, writers and human rights defenders will appear before courts in the coming days   About 90 journalists, writers and human rights de

Journalists in State of Emergency – 98

Five journalists detained and former TRT cameraman arrested while 2 journalists released from prison   Police took five journalists working for the Kurdi

“Prosecutions used to silence dissenting voices”

Nils Muiznieks submits opinion to European Court of Human Rights on 10 applications from imprisoned journalists The Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rig

Journalists in State of Emergency - 97

Two journalists attacked and detained; WSJ reporter given prison sentence and ETHA journalist Tolu remains in prison   Two local journalists in Van provi

Şahin Alpay's letter from Silivri: That thing called freedom

I feel hurt by those who, despite knowing that we have been wronged, refrained from showing solidarity

Journalists in State of Emergency - 96

A regional court rules for re-trial in the MIT trucks case; indictment into the Istanbul 10 completed   The Second Chamber of the Istanbul Regional Court

Journalists in State of Emergency - 95

Constitutional Court likely to announce a ruling that will set a legal precedent for imprisoned journalists   The Constitutional Court might issue its fi

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