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 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,...

ANALYSIS | BİK and press freedom: A closer look at advertisement fines against Evrensel

BİK considers its function of distributing public ads to newspapers, which should be carried out within the scope of t...

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

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

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Turkey among not free countries in Freedom House report; journalist Mustafa Gökkılıç sentenced, released; case file...

ANALYSIS | Human Rights Action Plan: "Makeup on a bedridden patient"

Lack of a clear implementation schedule, exclusion of NGOs in the mechanism for protection of human rights and failure ...

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Hakan Aygün, Ali Ergin Demirhan sentenced; students appear in court over Boğaziçi exhibition; HDP’s Gergerlioğlu ...

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Ali Ergin Demirhan indicted twice over the same Twitter post; Melis Alphan stands trial over Newroz photo; Oktay Candem...

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European Court’s Murat Sabuncu, Ahmet Şık judgments become final; İnci Aydın acquitted at her second hearing; RT...

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Academic Bülent Şık’s conviction over 2018 article series overturned; BirGün editor charged with “insulting pub...

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