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.

Prosecutor seeks conviction for Müyesser Yıldız and İsmail Dükel

Journalists Yıldız and Dükel and their source are charged with "obtaining and disclosing information that must be kept confidential for reasons relating to the security or the interests of the state"

Retrial of Fincancı, Önderoğlu and Nesin begins

Ruling to seek Istanbul 23rd High Criminal Court’s permission to merge the case with “Özgür Gündem Main Trial,” court adjourns trial until 6 May

Journalist Alican Uludağ given 10-month suspended sentence

Uludağ was on trial for criticizing former Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor's visit to President Erdoğan in a social media post

Seda Taşkın: I had panic attack because of the psychological pressure in custody

“We had a purpose, to write what has not written, to be the voice of the unheard, and I was put on trial for this,” says Journalist Taşkın, who spent a year in prison

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