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 - 126

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

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 155

Cumhuriyet Foundation’s new board replaces newspaper’s editor-in-chief, managing editor; Prosecutor seeks yet anoth...

Court refuses to lift Interpol red notice for Zarakolu’s arrest

Istanbul court also issues arrest warrant for writer and theologian İhsan Eliaçık to receive his defense statement ...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey – 222

Seven defendants in Sözcü trial convicted of “aiding a terrorist group”; Osman Kavala ordered to remain behind ba...

Three acquitted in Özgür Gündem trial

Court rules to separate the files of Eren Keskin, Zana Kaya, İnan Kızılkaya and Kemal Sancılı, granting additional...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 241

Indictment accepted against journalists jailed over coverage of MİT operative’s funeral; columnist Ragıp Zarakolu f...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 242

Evrensel journalists called in for questioning over Ragıp Zarakolu’s article; HSK launches investigation against two...

Journalists in State of Emergency – 11

On. Aug. 17, police raided the homes of Aslı Erdoğan, a novelist of international renown and a board member at Özgü...

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 - 36

Writer Aslı Erdoğan and linguist Necmiye Alpay to appear before court on Dec. 29 at 9:15 am ...

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