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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Arrest warrant issued for Sendika.Org editor Ali Ergin Demirhan for his social media posts; trial against German-Turkish journalist Deniz Yücel gets underway  

Lawyer Çalıkuşu issues statement on Altan’s release

Figen Albuga Çalıkuşu elaborates on the appeal court’s recent decision to release Mehmet Altan and the appeal process   Lawyer Figen Albuga Çalıkuşu rele

Mehmet Altan released by Regional Court

Regional Court rules to release imprisoned columnist and professor of economics Mehmet Altan based on Constitutional Court judgment 

Journalists recount life behind bars: Hüseyin Aydın 

The following questionnaire, conducted by P24 Platform for Independent Journalism, is part of a survey aimed at revealing the conditions faced by journalists in prison in Turkey, either

Journalists in State of Emergency - 146

Ece Sevim Öztürk jailed; Sedat Sur faces investigation for social media posts; Şirin Kabakçı appears in first hearing after 14 months

Amnesty’s Kılıç remains behind bars after hearing

Court refuses to release Kılıç despite favorable police report, adjourns trial until 7 November   An Istanbul court ruled on 21 June 2018 to

Journalist Ece Sevim Öztürk jailed in “terrorism” case

Öztürk, who was in police custody for 12 days, was charged with “aiding FETÖ without being its member”   Ece Sevim Öztürk, the editor-in-chief of the Çağ

Journalists recount life behind bars: Nedim Türfent

The following questionnaire, conducted by P24 Platform for Independent Journalism, is part of a series aimed at revealing the conditions faced by journalists in prison in Turkey, e

Rights groups call for measures for press freedom in open letter

The letter, signed by 17 international freedom of expression and journalism organizations, was sent to all presidential candidates   In a joint letter pu

Journalists recount life behind bars: Mehmet Altan

The following questionnaire, conducted by P24 Platform for Independent Journalism, is part of a survey aimed at revealing the conditions faced by journalists in prison in Turkey, either

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