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.



CoE presses Turkey on implementation of free speech judgments

Committee of Ministers urged government to provide statistics on journalists and other free speech cases, reform anti-t...

European court agrees to take up Altan brothers’ case

The European Court of Human Rights has agreed to take up an application filed on behalf of renowned writers and journal...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 45

On Feb. 14 and Feb. 15, many journalists and writers appeared in court in the OdaTV, Özgür Gündem and Taraf trials. ...

Muiznieks concerned about sentencing of Çelikkan

The Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Nils Muiznieks published on Thursday a statement expressing concern...

A Portrait of the Indictment as Judicial Porn

You can read the full text of Ahmet Altan's defence statement here.   Your Honour, &nbs...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 70

Indictment into six journalists accused of links with RedHack and reporting on leaked e-mails of Berat Albayrak submi...

Murat Çelikkan's defense in court: “Propaganda can only be bad journalism”

  Journalist and human rights defender Murat Çelikkan was sentenced to 18 months in prison for "terrorism prop...

Journalists in State of Emergency– 88

Daily Evrensel’s regional reporter taken into police custody; state agency starts selling assets seized from media or...

“Prosecutions used to silence dissenting voices”

Nils Muiznieks submits opinion to European Court of Human Rights on 10 applications from imprisoned journalists Th...

Journalists in State of Emergency – 98

Five journalists detained and former TRT cameraman arrested while 2 journalists released from prison   Polic...

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