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.

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 250

Aslı Ceren Aslan’s sentence upheld; actors Akpınar, Gezen charged with “insulting the president”; lawyer sentenced for “insulting Erdoğan”; Communications Director files lawsuit against Cumhuriyet

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 249

Four HRDs handed down prison sentences in “Büyükada trial”; T24’s Doğan Akın acquitted of “aiding a terrorist organization”; journalist Cihan Acar sent to prison

Four rights defenders convicted in "Büyükada trial"

Taner Kılıç sentenced to 6 years and 3 months for “membership of a terrorist group” while Özlem Dalkıran, İdil Eser and Günal Kurşun given 1 year and 13 months in jail for “aiding a terrorist group"

Joint Statement: We Are Here for Justice

19 rights groups call for acquittal without exception of all HRDs prosecuted in Büyükada trial ahead of final hearing of the case

Journalist Doğan Akın acquitted

T24’s editor-in-chief acquitted of “knowingly and willingly aiding a terrorist organization” over coverage of Fuat Avni tweets

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