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.

ANALYSIS | Journalists' trial was about Egemen war plan, not Balyoz case

The appellate court’s decision to overturn convictions in trial of ex-Taraf journalists has shattered the claim that the subject of the 6-year trial was the Balyoz case

Retrial of journalist Ayşegül Doğan begins

Retrial of journalist Ayşegül Doğan, whose prison term was overturned by the appellate court, has commenced. Court has ruled to uphold the travel ban on Doğan and adjourned the trial until 25 January.

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 367

Parliament passes the “disinformation” bill; Faruk Eren and Furkan Karabay sentenced to imprisonment; Barış Barıştıran acquitted once again in retrial; Meral Danyıldız detained while reporting

Convictions in Taraf trial overturned by appellate court

Appellate court overturned sentences, finding them unlawful, in the Taraf trial and ruled for Baransu’s release, who completed his maximum duration of detention, unless he serves another conviction

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 366

14 articles of the “disinformation” bill pass in Parliament, journalist Çetin Kurşun sentenced to 13 years and 3 months in jail; prosecution demands conviction against journalist Hayri Demir

"Disinformation" bill in Parliament: Everyone lies but the government

14 articles of the 40-article bill passed in Parliament last week amid protests and widespread concerns of censorship

ANALYSIS | The Musa Anter case: A tale of impunity

Today, the same wall of impunity stretches before the police who assault journalists in the street, as well as those who will not even allow investigations into those assaults

International press freedom groups condemn disinformation bill placed before Parliament

P24 and 20 international media freedom, freedom of expression and journalists’ organizations call on lawmakers to vote against the bill on “disinformation and fake news”

Prosecution demands conviction against journalist Hayri Demir

The prosecutor has referred to Demir’s employment at DİHA on the basis of the accusations and demanded the journalist be charged for “membership in a terrorist organization” and “terrorism propaganda"

ONLINE PANEL: Journalism in the shadow of violence and obstruction

Journalists Eylem Nazlıer, İzel Sezer and lawyer Ülkü Şahin discussed challenges of journalism under police violence and intervention during protests

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