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.



Online panel: Journalists should not refrain from seeking legal action against police brutality

Journalist Beyza Kural, lawyer Meriç Eyüboğlu and trade union representatives Gülfem Karataş and Elif Akgül discu...

Ex-commanders allowed to join Taraf case as co-plaintiffs

Imprisoned Taraf reporter Mehmet Baransu continues his defense statement in latest hearing in the case   The eig...

Altans’ lawyer files daily petition with Council of Judges and Prosecutors

Lawyer Figen Albuga Çalıkuşu requests HSK to replace court panel, saying the court has lost its impartiality CANSU ...

ANALYSIS | ECtHR's Cumhuriyet judgment: Another brick in the wall

The European Court of Human Rights' Cumhuriyet judgment has shown the gap between its standards and the Turkish judicia...

ANALYSIS | Attacks on political party buildings: The state’s obligation to prevention and effective investigation

Without an effective investigation and prosecution that will reveal the persons and the motive behind the attack and a ...

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