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.



Özgür Gündem solidarity trial adjourned until October

Fincancı, Önderoğlu appear before court for 5th hearing in trial on "propaganda" charges for taking part in campaig...

Peace academics face up to 7.5 years in jail

Prosecutor seeks prison terms for four academics on “terrorism propaganda” charge; drops Article 301 request despit...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 176

Jailed journalists Semiha Şahin and Pınar Gayıp remain behind bars; journalist Ayşe Düzkan, actress Nazlı Masatç...

Prosecutor seeks prison terms in Özgür Gündem solidarity trial

Defendants Erol Önderoğlu, Şebnem Korur Fincancı and Ahmet Nesin face “terrorism propaganda” and “incitement...

“Özgür Gündem solidarity trial” adjourned

Erol Önderoğlu is granted exemption from personal appearance in court; trial adjourned until 17 July CANSU PİŞK...

Rights defenders acquitted in “Özgür Gündem solidarity trial” 

Fincancı, Önderoğlu and Nesin were accused of “spreading propaganda for a terrorist organization,” “incitement...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 267

Two journalists convicted of "insulting the president"; journalist İbrahim Karakaş jailed; court overturns acquittals...

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,...

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Court files complaint against Abdurrahman Gök; Nurcan Kaya handed down 15-month sentence; Eren Tutel appears in court;...

Şebnem Korur Fincancı

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

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