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.



Gov’t allows Peace Academics to be charged for “denigrating Turkishness”

Seventh hearing of trial into 4 academics who signed Academics for Peace petition held at Istanbul Courthouse The seve...

Peace academics face up to 7.5 years in jail

Prosecutor seeks prison terms for four academics on “terrorism propaganda” charge; drops Article 301 request despit...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 279

Turkey ranks first in violations of freedom of expression among CoE member states; comedian Emre Günsal sentenced ove...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 107

Cumhuriyet, Özgür Gündem solidarity and academics’ trials dominate the week; Emre İper and Ömer Faruk Aydemir re...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 160

Journos detained in sweeping operation across 9 provinces, Kibriye Evren jailed; Seda Taşkın given 7,5 years in priso...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 176

Jailed journalists Semiha Şahin and Pınar Gayıp remain behind bars; journalist Ayşe Düzkan, actress Nazlı Masatç...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 192

More press members targeted by assailants; court convicts 7 defendants in “Özgür Gündem trial”; man who shared 2...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 210

Actor Ersin Umut Güler handed down 21-month sentence for “insulting the president”; prosecutor asks court to convi...

ANALYSIS - A brief history of Academics for Peace: Scapegoating, dismissals, trials

A total of 822 academics appeared in 56 criminal courts across Turkey as part of “Academics for Peace” trials; cour...

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