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.



CoE presses Turkey on implementation of free speech judgments

Committee of Ministers urged government to provide statistics on journalists and other free speech cases, reform anti-t...

Report: Turkey’s implementation of ECtHR judgments on free speech

Report examines key European Court judgments against Turkey finding violations of freedom of expression and Turkey's tr...

Committee of Ministers to examine Kavala’s situation at each meeting

Also examining the case of Selahattin Demirtaş, the Committee reminds Turkey its obligation to abide by ECtHR judgment...

ECtHR president pays controversial visit to Turkey

Meeting with authorities in Ankara, Robert Spano receives honorary degree from Istanbul University, visits government a...

Constitutional Court rejects Osman Kavala’s application

Ruling by a majority of 8 votes to 7, the Plenary finds “no violations” in Kavala’s application against his ongoi...

First ECtHR judgment on "insulting the president": Art. 299 must be revised

Even though the judgment calls for amendment of Article 299, this provision must be completely abrogated, rather than a...

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