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 recount life behind bars: Ece Sevim Öztürk 

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, e

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Hüseyin Aykol, İnan Kızılkaya, İhsan Çaralan given jail terms for “insulting the president”; Constitutional Court finds Fevzi Yazıcı’s application “inadmissi

Journalists recount life behind bars: Seyid Kılıç

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, e

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Court rules to issue Red Notice alerts for Can Dündar and İlhan Tanır; appellate court issues reasoned judgment in Altans case   The 2nd Criminal Chamber of t

Statement by lawyers for Ahmet and Mehmet Altan

“Two Istanbul courts find grounds for “aggravated life sentence” in file where Constitutional Court and ECtHR find no incriminating evidence”   In a country

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Journos detained in sweeping operation across 9 provinces, Kibriye Evren jailed; Seda Taşkın given 7,5 years in prison; Faruk Arhan given suspended sentence  

Journalist Seda Taşkın sentenced to 7.5 years in prison

Taşkın was convicted on charges of “aiding a terrorist organization without being its member” and “terror propaganda”   Seda Taşkın, a reporter for the p

Journalists arrested in police raids in Diyarbakır, elsewhere

More than 100 people have been arrested in coordinated raids in Diyarbakır and 8 other provinces   Six journalists and two distributors of Yeni Yaşam new

Court lifts rights defender Eren Keskin’s travel ban

Editors and columnists of Özgür Gündem and journalists who joined solidarity campaign with shuttered daily back at courts in “terrorism” trials   An Ista

Peace academics face up to 7.5 years in jail

Prosecutor seeks prison terms for four academics on “terrorism propaganda” charge; drops Article 301 request despite obtaining Justice Ministry authorization &n

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