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.

Journalist Sibel Hürtaş appears in court for "resisting" detention

The case, launched upon a complaint by four police officers who violently detained Hürtaş as she was covering a protest in Ankara in July 2020, will continue in April

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Journalist Perihan Kaya, poet Yılmaz Odabaşı sentenced for “insulting president”; writer Erdal Yıldırım sentenced for “propaganda”; retrial of former Özgürlükçü Demokrasi editors and staffers begins

Retrial of former Özgürlükçü Demokrasi editors, staff members begins

Ruling to comply with the reversal judgment rendered by the regional court of justice, the court set 17 February 2022 as the date for the next hearing

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