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.



Report: Turkey’s implementation of ECtHR judgments on free speech

Report examines key European Court judgments against Turkey finding violations of freedom of expression and Turkey's tr...

ANALYSIS | Demirtaş Case as a story of judicial harassment

The case represents a clear and concrete proof that even with a decision from the highest court ordering your release, ...

ANALYSIS | ECtHR's Cumhuriyet judgment: Another brick in the wall

The European Court of Human Rights' Cumhuriyet judgment has shown the gap between its standards and the Turkish judicia...

ANALYSIS | A criticism of the European Court's Cumhuriyet judgment

No matter how strong, a judgment finding violations of the right to liberty and freedom of expression that is rendered ...

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 ...

An analysis of the new indictment against Demirtaş in light of the Grand Chamber judgment

Not releasing Demirtaş despite the Grand Chamber judgment is not only a simple failure to implement a final and bin...

ANALYSIS | Attacks on political party buildings: The state’s obligation to prevention and effective investigation

Without an effective investigation and prosecution that will reveal the persons and the motive behind the attack and a ...

Council of Europe: End the abuse of criminal laws and amend Articles 220, 299 and 301

ECtHR judgments against Turkey that found violations of freedom of expression, many of which have not been implemented ...

First ECtHR judgment on "insulting the president": Art. 299 must be revised

Even though the judgment calls for amendment of Article 299, this provision must be completely abrogated, rather than a...

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