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.



European Court finds violation of Article 10 in Fatih Taş case

Taş’s application concerned the criminal proceedings against him for “denigrating the Republic of Turkey” on acc...

ANALYSIS – Judicial Reform Package: An old box in fancy wrapping

Although Article 7/2 of Turkey’s Anti-Terror Law is one of the most critical problems for press freedom and freedom o...

CHP’s Çakırözer: Gov’t bodies turned into weapons against the press

Çakırözer says press freedom has always been problematic in Turkey and the situation hasn’t really changed after t...

Free speech to be further curbed through social media law

Opposition lawmakers Gergerlioğlu and Çakırözer warn that the restrictions on social media will pose a profound obs...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 256

RTÜK fines five TV channels; journalist Şaban Önen assaulted by relatives of local mayor; access to dozens of online...

ANALYSIS Government’s censorship tools: RTÜK and BİK penalties

Penalties imposed on opposition media outlets not only restrict the right to information enshrined in the Constitution,...

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 rules Ahmet Şık's right to liberty and freedom of expression violated

The European Court rules by a majority that Şık’s pre-trial detention as part of the “Cumhuriyet trial” violate...

ANALYSIS | A criticism of the European Court's Cumhuriyet judgment

No matter how strong, a judgment finding violations of the right to liberty and freedom of expression that is rendered ...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 272

Ayşegül Doğan sentenced to 6 years and 3 months in prison; appellate court upholds Özgür Paksoy’s sentence; case...

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