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.



Amnesty’s Kılıç remains behind bars after hearing

Court refuses to release Kılıç despite favorable police report, adjourns trial until 7 November   An Istanbul...

Prosecutor seeks jail terms for 6 rights defenders in “Büyükada trial”

Prosecutor asks court to convict Taner Kılıç, Günal Kurşun, İdil Eser, Özlem Dalkıran, Nejat Taştan and Veli ...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 218

T24 Editor-in-Chief Doğan Akın to stand trial over website’s “Fuat Avni” reports; at least 6 journalists handed...

Büyükada trial adjourned until April

After hearing five defendants and some of the defense lawyers, court rules to adjourn the trial, citing lengthy defense...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey – 230

Osman Kavala re-arrested one day after being acquitted in Gezi Park trial Journalist Şirin Kabakcı handed down 6-year...

Joint Statement: We Are Here for Justice

19 rights groups call for acquittal without exception of all HRDs prosecuted in Büyükada trial ahead of final hearing...

Four rights defenders convicted in "Büyükada trial"

Taner Kılıç sentenced to 6 years and 3 months for “membership of a terrorist group” while Özlem Dalkıran, İdi...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 249

Four HRDs handed down prison sentences in “Büyükada trial”; T24’s Doğan Akın acquitted of “aiding a terrori...

Rights defenders in Büyükada trial released from prison

Eight rights defenders who were in prison released in hearing, case merged with that of AI Turkey head Taner Kılıç ...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 115

Amnesty Turkey head Taner Kılıç released in Büyükada trial only to be rearrested after prosecutor objects to his r...

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