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.



Gov’t allows Peace Academics to be charged for “denigrating Turkishness”

Seventh hearing of trial into 4 academics who signed Academics for Peace petition held at Istanbul Courthouse The seve...

Rights defenders stand trial for supporting Academics for Peace

Court rejects acquittal requests of rights defenders Arat Dink and Bülent Deniz CANSU PİŞKİN, İSTANBUL  The...

Constitutional Court rules against convictions in Academics for Peace case

The 8-8 decision comes thanks to president of the top court voting in favor of the applicants The Constitutional Cou...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 200

Top court rules that convictions against academics violate freedom of expression; latest BİA Media Monitoring Report f...

Academic Tuna Altınel released after 81 days in prison

Mathematician Altınel, charged with “membership in a terrorist organization” for his role in an event in France, w...

ANALYSIS - A brief history of Academics for Peace: Scapegoating, dismissals, trials

A total of 822 academics appeared in 56 criminal courts across Turkey as part of “Academics for Peace” trials; cour...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 250

Aslı Ceren Aslan’s sentence upheld; actors Akpınar, Gezen charged with “insulting the president”; lawyer senten...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 279

Turkey ranks first in violations of freedom of expression among CoE member states; comedian Emre Günsal sentenced ove...

Necmiye Alpay

Linguist, former Özgür Gündem editorial advisory board membe...

Şebnem Korur Fincancı

Academic and president of the Human Rights Foundation of Turkey (TİHV...

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