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...

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...

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...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 271

Journalists Velat Öztekin, Dicle Müftüoğlu sentenced on “propaganda” charge; Alican Uludağ’s trial over Twit...

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...

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 ...

Council of Europe ministers serve formal notice on Turkey in Kavala case

The Committee notified Turkey of its intention to refer the issue to the Court at its meeting on 2 February 2022, askin...

European court agrees to take up Altan brothers’ case

The European Court of Human Rights has agreed to take up an application filed on behalf of renowned writers and journal...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 45

On Feb. 14 and Feb. 15, many journalists and writers appeared in court in the OdaTV, Özgür Gündem and Taraf trials. ...

Muiznieks concerned about sentencing of Çelikkan

The Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Nils Muiznieks published on Thursday a statement expressing concern...

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