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.



Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 264

İshak Yasul, Arafat Dayan handed down prison sentences; court upholds convictions in Sözcü trial; Özgür Boğatekin...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 275

Top Court rejects Osman Kavala’s second application; journalist Mazlum Dolan sentenced to 7.5 years in prison; RTÜK ...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 287

Journalist Perihan Kaya sentenced for "propaganda"; Ruhi Karadağ detained, imposed travel ban; French journalist Sylva...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 290

Ahmet Altan released after more than 4.5 years behind bars; ECtHR issues long-awaited Ahmet Altan and Murat Aksoy judgm...

Prosecutor demands sentence for journalist Buse Söğütlü

Söğütlü is on trial for a Twitter post about Judge Akın Gürlek. Court is expected to issue its judgment at the ne...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 311

Top court publishes Özgür Gündem judgment; prosecutor demands acquittal of Meşale Tolu, who spent 7.5 months behind...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 217

Trial court refuses to abide by Supreme Court ruling in retrial of Cumhuriyet case; Fikret Başkaya acquitted in “pro...

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