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.

CHP’s Çakırözer: Gov’t bodies turned into weapons against the pressHDP’s Gergerlioğlu: Early release law failed to ease prison conditionsANALYSIS Gezi Park trial: A portrait of unlawfulnessEuropean Court’s Osman Kavala judgment becomes final
 

CHP’s Çakırözer: Gov’t bodies turned into weapons against the press

Çakırözer says press freedom has always been problematic in Turkey and the situation hasn’t really changed after the pandemic 
 

HDP’s Gergerlioğlu: Early release law failed to ease prison conditions

Gergerlioğlu says number of detainees in cells increased as some cells were converted into quarantine units and not enough precautions are taken to counter the spread of Covid-19
 

ANALYSIS Gezi Park trial: A portrait of unlawfulness

Whatever is claimed by the prosecution, whatever judgment comes out at the end of this trial, the innocence of Gezi Park protests in the public conscience will remain
 

European Court’s Osman Kavala judgment becomes final

The European Court of Human Rights rejects Turkey’s request for the chamber judgment in Osman Kavala’s application to be referred to the Grand Chamber
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    Osman Kavala

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    Ahmet Turan Alkan

    Ahmet Turan Alkan, a former columnist for Zaman daily, was arrested along with d..
     

    Atilla Taş

    Atilla Taş, a former singer and a columnist for the shuttered Meydan daily, was ..
     

    Ayşenur Parıldak

    27-year-old Ayşenur Parıldak, a former court reporter for the shuttered Zaman an..
     

    Bayram Kaya

    Bayram Kaya, a former reporter for Zaman and the short-lived Yeni Hayat daily, w..
     

    Deniz Yücel

    Deniz Yücel, German Die Welt newspaper’s correspondent in Turkey, was arrested i..
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