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.



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...

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

Prison terms for five journalists in Özgür Gündem case

Ragıp Duran, Ayşe Düzkan, Mehmet Ali Çelebi, Hüseyin Bektaş and Hüseyin Aykol sentenced to a total of 9 years 9 ...

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Trial court insists on not releasing Mehmet Altan even after Constitutional Court judgment is published in Official Gaz...

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Journalists beaten up by police during 2016 raid on Özgür Gündem daily’s offices appear before court as suspects o...

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Arrest warrant for Ragıp Zarakolu lifted in sixth hearing of Özgür Gündem case, trial adjourned to June 4  The ...

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 Şahin Alpay was released but placed under house arrest, while two other journalists were jailed pending trial &nb...

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Turkish government shuts down 15 media outlets The Turki...

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Arrest of Perihan Kara brings the number of journalists behind prison bars to 145 ...

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Three Özgür Gündem journalists released, Ahmet Şık detained on Dec. 29 ...

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