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 ...

European Court rules jailing of Cumhuriyet journalists violated their rights

Finding a violation of the right to liberty and security and freedom of expression, Court finds no violation of Article...

ECtHR: Öğreten and Kanaat’s right to liberty, freedom of expression violated

Journalist Tunca Öğreten and BirGün staff member Mahir Kanaat remained behind bars for almost a year in 2017 as part...

Mehmet Altan files case against judges who refused to implement top court judgments

The first hearing was held on 13 October at the 4th Civil Chamber of the Supreme Court of Appeals. The next hearing is ...

ECtHR: Nazlı Ilıcak’s detention violated her right to liberty, freedom of expression

Noting that Ilıcak’s writings concerned matters of public interest relating to facts that were already known, the Co...

CoE Ministers to vote on Osman Kavala case

At this week’s meeting, the Committee of Ministers will vote on its decision to launch infringement proceedings again...

ANALYSIS | An assessment of the European Court's Deniz Yücel judgment

The insistence on refusing to find violations under articles other than the right to liberty and security and freedom o...

EXPERT OPINION | "Marking a public official assigned with the fight against terrorism as a target" case against Fırat Can Arslan

In the expert opinion prepared by lawyer Benan Molu, the case filed against journalist Fırat Can Arslan is examined wi...

Ahmet Altan

Novelist and former editor-in-chief of Taraf newspape...

Ahmet Şık

Investigative journalis...

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