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.

Top court: Cihan Acar’s re-arrest violated his right to libertyJailed journalist Yetkin Yıldız’s lawyer files for his releaseFreedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 244ANALYSIS: A shadow cast over the founding principles of RTÜK
 

Top court: Cihan Acar’s re-arrest violated his right to liberty

Rejecting other claims in Acar’s application, the Constitutional Court rules that the journalist be paid TL 30,000 in compensation for his re-arrest
 

Jailed journalist Yetkin Yıldız’s lawyer files for his release

Lawyer Çalıkuşu files for journalist Yıldız’s release based on the Supreme Court ruling that overturned some of the convictions in the case publicly known as the “FETÖ media trial”
 

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 244

Selahattin Demirtaş faces new investigation for his defense statement; court upholds journalist Mevlüt Öztaş’s conviction; Supreme Court overturns convictions of 6 journalists in “FETÖ media trial"
 

ANALYSIS: A shadow cast over the founding principles of RTÜK

The Radio and Television Supreme Council, a constitutional body that monitors radio and TV broadcasting and on-demand media services, has been stirring controversy because of its biased decisions
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    Ahmet Turan Alkan

    Ahmet Turan Alkan, a former columnist for Zaman daily, was arrested along with d..
     

    Atilla Taş

    Atilla Taş, a former singer and a columnist for the shuttered Meydan daily, was ..
     

    Ayşenur Parıldak

    27-year-old Ayşenur Parıldak, a former court reporter for the shuttered Zaman an..
     

    Bayram Kaya

    Bayram Kaya, a former reporter for Zaman and the short-lived Yeni Hayat daily, w..
     

    Deniz Yücel

    Deniz Yücel, German Die Welt newspaper’s correspondent in Turkey, was arrested i..
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