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.

Rights organizations condemn RTÜK decision to revoke license of Açık Radyo

The IPI and the undersigned freedom of the press and expression organizations condemn the decision by Turkey’s broadcast regulator to revoke the license of independent radio station Açık Radyo

Evrensel daily columnist İhsan Çaralan’s case dropped

The court has decided to drop the case on the grounds that the 5-year probation period of deferment of the sentence issued for Çaralan expired

Call from rights organizations to EU: "Prioritize protecting media freedom and human rights in Türkiye"

The undersigned media freedom, human rights and journalists’ groups call on the new European Commission and the new European Parliament to strengthen their commitment to protecting journalists’ rights

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Açık Radyo’s broadcasting license revoked by RTÜK; Osman Kavala’s application to Ministry of Justice for “retrial” rejected; Halkın Günlüğü reporter Sertan Önal released

EXPERT OPINION | "Marking officials as targets" and "insulting a public official" case against Furkan Karabay

The expert opinion filed by attorney-at-law Benan Molu examines the case against journalist Furkan Karabay in the framework of international law and European human rights law

Journalists Elif Akgül and Haluk Kalafat acquitted of "denigrating Turkish nation"

The court ruled to separately acquit the journalists on the grounds that the impugned action is not defined as a crime in the law

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ECtHR faults Turkey in application including journalists Ahmet Böken and Prof. Dr. Vedat Demir; appellate court overturns imprisonment sentence for İzel Sezer and Doğan Ergün; 3 journalists acquitted

Journalist Elif Akgül acquitted of "terrorism propaganda"

The court has ruled that elements of the impugned crime have not formed

PANEL | Possible provision on "agents of influence" and the freedom of expression

Association of Journalists Deputy Chair Yusuf Kanlı, political scientist Sezin Öney and lawyer Gökhan Tekşen discuss the consequences of a possible enactment of the law on "agents of influence"

Journalist Sezgin Kartal acquitted

The court also has lifted the international travel ban imposed on Kartal

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