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.



CoE presses Turkey on implementation of free speech judgments

Committee of Ministers urged government to provide statistics on journalists and other free speech cases, reform anti-t...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 258

Journalist Rawin Sterk released at first hearing; Diken executives acquitted in “Fuat Avni” trial; Tele 1 broadcast...

Council of Europe strongly urges Turkey to release Osman Kavala

Urging authorities to ensure that the Constitutional Court examines Kavala’s application without further delay, the C...

Committee of Ministers to examine Kavala’s situation at each meeting

Also examining the case of Selahattin Demirtaş, the Committee reminds Turkey its obligation to abide by ECtHR judgment...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 285

Journalists Yıldız and Dükel sentenced; appellate court reverses judgment in Özgürlükçü Demokrasi trial; three ...

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 ...

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...

Turkey ranks second in failure to execute ECtHR judgments

Turkey rated second worst after Russia in implementing European Court of Human Rights judgments, according to annual re...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 237

Prosecutor appeals verdicts in Gezi Park trial, seeks re-arrest of Osman Kavala; journalist Fatih Portakal faces compla...

Council of Europe urges Turkey to immediately release Kavala

Committee of Ministers sees “strong presumption that Kavala’s current detention is a continuation of the violations...

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