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.



Hazal Ocak

City and environment journalist for Cumhuriyet daily...

Gezi Park trial adjourned until December

Court refuses to release Osman Kavala, the only jailed defendant in the case, who has been behind bars for the past 2 y...

Osman Kavala re-arrested after acquittal in Gezi Trial

Osman Kavala was sent back to prison, this time as part of an investigation into coup attempt of 201...

ANALYSIS Gezi Park Trial: A portrait of unlawfulness

Whatever is claimed by the prosecution, whatever judgment comes out at the end of this trial, the innocence of Gezi Par...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 278

Regional court overturns acquittals in Gezi Park trial; journalist Bulut sentenced at first hearing; ECtHR rules Atilla...

Regional court overturns acquittals in Gezi Park trial

Case remanded to Istanbul 30th High Criminal Court for the panel to reconsider their judgment by taking into account ex...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 295

Melis Alphan acquitted; Osman Kavala remains behind bars as Gezi trial resumes; Ahmet Turan Alkan’s conviction revers...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 304

Printing house of local newspaper set on fire; Gezi and Çarşı trials merged; media outlets receiving grants targeted...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 305

Gezi trial, merged with retrial of 35 Beşiktaş fans, adjourned until October; Ahmet Kanbal to stand trial over social...

Osman Kavala remains behind bars as "Gezi trial" resumes following joinder

Court rejects defense lawyers’ requests to separate the two cases, trial adjourned until 26 Novembe...

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