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 – 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...

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...

Supreme court prosecutor submits opinion in Zaman trial

The Office of the General Prosecutor of the Supreme Court of Appeals says lengthy prison sentences for four columnists ...

Şahin Alpay

Şahin Alpay is a 74-year-old political scientist and a long-time columnist for the shuttered Zaman daily...

Nuriye Ural

Journalist and columnist Nuriye Ural, best known for the interviews she conducted with various public opinion leaders, ...

Lale Sarıibrahimoğlu

Lale Sarıibrahimoğlu, a veteran defense reporter and a former columnist with the Zaman daily, was detained on 17 July...

Orhan Kemal Cengiz

Orhan Kemal Cengiz, a human rights lawyer and former columnist, is on trial alongside 10 columnists for the shuttered Z...

Ali Ünal

Ali Ünal was a longtime columnist for the Zaman daily, which was shut down through a statutory decree under Turkey’s...

Journalists in State of Emergency – 4

On July 29, 21 of the 48 journalists who have been arrested as part of the ongoing investigation into the July 15 coup ...

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