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.



ECtHR rules Ahmet Şık's right to liberty and freedom of expression violated

The European Court rules by a majority that Şık’s pre-trial detention as part of the “Cumhuriyet trial” violate...

ANALYSIS - European Court's Ahmet Şık judgments from 2014 to 2020

The failure to evaluate the circumstances of Ahmet Şık, who has been subjected to judicial harassment throughout his ...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 272

Ayşegül Doğan sentenced to 6 years and 3 months in prison; appellate court upholds Özgür Paksoy’s sentence; case...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 282

Four sentenced in Özgür Gündem trial; Prof. Fincancı fined for “insulting Erdoğan”; 5 journalists charged with...

Ahmet Şık

Investigative journalis...

Murat Sabuncu

Journalist, former editor-in-chief of Cumhuriyet daily, P24 founde...

Turhan Günay

Turhan Günay, veteran journalist and editor-in-chief of Cumhuriyet Kitap who has been at the helm of the said book su...

Akın Atalay

Cumhuriyet Foundation Executive Board Presiden...

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