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.



ANALYSIS | Simple trial procedure violates right to a fair trial, lawyers say

The procedure that took effect within the framework of the First Judicial Reform Package was implemented for the first ...

ANALYSIS | Can Turkey achieve democracy through judicial reform packages?

Judicial reform packages introduced in Turkey in recent years, though not without their merits, have barely changed any...

Travel ban: A "temporary" measure or a punishment method?

How trial courts will proceed with int'l travel ban orders following the latest amendment to the Criminal Procedure Cod...

Journalists in State of Emergency – 18

Journalist and writer Ahmet Altan and his brother Mehmet Altan, a professor of economics, were...

Istanbul Bar Association condemns expulsion of lawyers

“The moment you expel lawyers from the courtroom, you effectively give up on the quest for justice”   The Is...

Yasin Kobulan appears before court on “propaganda” charge

The prosecutor submits his final opinion of the case during the first hearing, requesting that Kobulan be convicted  ...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey – 202

Independent news portal bianet’s website “erroneously” put on long list of websites to be blocked; peace academic...

Observers not allowed into courtroom at hearing of TV10 staff

Trial of former TV10 employees Kemal Demir and Kemal Karagöz on the charge of “membership in a terrorist group” ad...

Lawyer objects to Ahmet Altan’s rearrest

Figen Albuga Çalıkuşu: The trial court’s ruling to release Ahmet Altan revoked based on made-up, unlawful grounds ...

Court refuses to follow Supreme Court ruling in Cumhuriyet retrial

In its unanimous ruling, court acquits Kadri Gürsel but rules against Supreme Court of Appeals judgment concerning the...

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