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 - 71

Details on accusations against six journalists who reported on energy minister’s e-mails emerge   Details of a...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 90

  30 defendants, most of whom are journalists, to appear before court  Second hearing in Altans' trial on...

Journalists in State of Emergency – 91

  Court keeps all 6 defendants behind bars in the Altans trial  First hearing of Zaman trial held in Sili...

Journalists remain behind bars in Zaman trial

Court releases three employees of shuttered newspaper’s advertising department    The second hearing in a...

Prosecutor seeks aggravated life imprisonment for Zaman columnists

Nine columnists of the shuttered newspaper, including Şahin Alpay, under house arrest since March, face “violating t...

Columnists, editors of Zaman set for final hearing

Court expected to issue verdict concerning 11 columnists and editors of shuttered Zaman newspaper, on trial on “coup...

Bulaç, Özdemir released, Alpay’s house arrest lifted 

Four journalists remain behind bars at the end of fourth hearing in Zaman case; court adjourns trial until June 7 Th...

Five acquitted in Zaman trial, two journos released from prison

Court convicts 6 journalists of “membership in terrorist group” while acquitting all 11 defendants of the “coup...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 148 

Verdict issued in long-running trial into former columnists and editors of Zaman daily; indictment against jailed repor...

Appellate court upholds verdict in "Zaman trial"

The trial court had convicted columnists Ahmet Turan Alkan, Ali Bulaç, Şahin Alpay, Mümtazer Türköne, Mustafa Üna...

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