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.

TV10 workers call for reopening of shuttered channel

Former managers and workers hold their 65th demonstration in protest of the closure of the broadcaster   Managers and workers of T

Rights groups: Trials show continuing “onslaught on free speech”

Rights groups observing Cumhuriyet, Özgür Gündem solidarity campaign and academics trials criticize prosecutions in a joint statement  

Ahmet Şık expelled from courtroom in Cumhuriyet trial

In response, Murat Sabuncu and Akın Atalay refuse to present their defense. Court rules all imprisoned defendants s

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ETHA reporter Meşale Tolu released, while Berberoğlu, Dündar and Gül face up to 15 years in jail in MIT trucks r

Meşale Tolu released after 8 months behind bars

Tolu, who faces up to 15 years in jail on “terrorism” charges has been imprisoned since May

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 DİHA reporter Nedim Türfent sentenced to eight years and nine months on “membership” charges   Nedim Türfent, a reporter wi

Prosecutor asks for life in the Altans trial

Court removes restriction to lawyer visiting hours and rejects a demand to seize assets owned by suspects

Journalists remain behind bars in Zaman trial

Court releases three employees of shuttered newspaper’s advertising department    The second hearing in a case where 31 defendants including former columnists

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Two journalists released in RedHack trial while no one was released in coup trial where 20 journalists are imprisoned   Journalists Tunca Öğreten and Mah

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Prosecutor asks for life in Enis Berberoğlu retrial; TRT World editor death found suspicious