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.



Officers who arrested journalist Beyza Kural in 2015 go on trial

The case follows on the heels of a Constitutional Court judgment which held that Kural’s arrest violated freedom of e...

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AFP’s Bülent Kılıç detained; 2 journalists assaulted in a week; prosecutor seeks sentence for Cumhuriyet journali...

Online panel: Journalists should not refrain from seeking legal action against police brutality

Journalist Beyza Kural, lawyer Meriç Eyüboğlu and trade union representatives Gülfem Karataş and Elif Akgül discu...

Officer who assaulted journalist Beyza Kural granted exemption from attending hearings

Trial follows on the heels of a Constitutional Court judgement, which held that Kural’s detention in 2015 violated fr...

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Deputy minister files 3 lawsuits against BirGün, Evrensel and Cumhuriyet; five journalists sentenced in Antalya; inves...

Journalists Arif Aslan and Selman Keleş’s files separated

Aslan and Keleş are charged with “membership of a terrorist organization” for taking photographs of the barriers p...

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

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