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 - 107

Cumhuriyet, Özgür Gündem solidarity and academics’ trials dominate the week; Emre İper and Ömer Faruk Aydemir re...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 213

Journalist Emre Orman jailed pending trial over his social media posts; former responsible managing editor of Yeni Yaş...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 54

On April 4, Turkish prosecutors submitted an indictment to a...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 89

No journalists released in the second hearing of the Cumhuriyet trial as ECtHR grants UN special rapporteur leave to i...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 93

Columnist and publications coordinator Kadri Gürsel released in Cumhuriyet trial   Journalist Kadri Gürse...

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   Abou...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 100

Two journalists released in Özgür Gündem trial; 45 new detentions made as part o...

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

Rights groups observing Cumhuriyet, Özgür Gündem solidarity campaign and academics trials criticize prosecutions in ...

Murat Sabuncu, Ahmet Şık released from prison

Imprisoned Cumhuriyet editor-in-chief Murat Sabuncu and reporter Ahmet Şık released on judicial control terms as majo...

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