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 – Judicial Reform Package: An old box in fancy wrapping

Although Article 7/2 of Turkey’s Anti-Terror Law is one of the most critical problems for press freedom and freedom o...

Parliament passes early release bill, political prisoners excluded

Although government claims that bill is aimed at protecting detainees from Covid-19 outbreak, journalists and other pol...

ANALYSIS: Early release bill ruins fragile trust in justice system

Government’s latest judicial reform package confirms that “thought is the most serious crime” as journalists, pol...

ANALYSIS - Article 220/7: The unlawfulness of Turkey’s anti-terror legislation

The ambiguity and exceptionality of the TMK and these features' clear reflections on criminal law facilitates interfere...

Journalist Alican Uludağ given 10-month suspended sentence

Uludağ was on trial for criticizing former Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor's visit to President Erdoğan in a social me...

Çağdaş Erdoğan

Photojournalist Çağdaş Erdoğan was detained on September 2, 2017, while taking pictures in Istanbul’s Kadıköy d...

Şebnem Korur Fincancı

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

Seyhan Avşar

Cumhuriyet reporte...

Alican Uludağ

Former Cumhuriyet reporter...

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