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.



Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 161

Court rules to issue Red Notice alerts for Can Dündar and İlhan Tanır; appellate court issues reasoned judgment in A...

Can Dündar

Former editor-in-chief Cumhuriye...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 54

On April 4, Turkish prosecutors submitted an indictment to a...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 77

First session in Cumhuriyet case, where executives and columnists are on trial, starts July 24. Two more rights defende...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 79

Seven released in Cumhuriyet trial while five others remain behind bars   Seven defendants were released fr...

Murat Sabuncu, Ahmet Şık released from prison

Imprisoned Cumhuriyet editor-in-chief Murat Sabuncu and reporter Ahmet Şık released on judicial control terms as majo...

Prosecutor demands prison sentences for Cumhuriyet journalists

14 members of the newspaper’s staff, including Murat Sabuncu, Ahmet Şık and Kadri Gürsel face prison terms of up t...

Court convicts Cumhuriyet journalists of “aiding terrorist organization”

14 columnists and executives of the paper handed down prison sentences varying between 2.5 years and 8 years, 1 month a...

Court refuses to follow Supreme Court ruling in Cumhuriyet retrial

In its unanimous ruling, court acquits Kadri Gürsel but rules against Supreme Court of Appeals judgment concerning the...

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