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.



President Erdoğan announces "Human Rights Action Plan"

The ultimate goal of the action plan, consisting of nine articles and planned to be implemented over the next two year...

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 ...

ANALYSIS | Can Turkey achieve democracy through judicial reform packages?

Judicial reform packages introduced in Turkey in recent years, though not without their merits, have barely changed any...

Rights groups urge UN body to focus on free speech in Turkey

Article 19 and PEN International have called on the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) to pay closer attention to the “r...

“Prosecutions used to silence dissenting voices”

Nils Muiznieks submits opinion to European Court of Human Rights on 10 applications from imprisoned journalists Th...

Journalist Şahin Alpay released from prison 

Released from Silivri after nearly 20 months of imprisonment, Alpay will now be subject to house arrest and a travel b...

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...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 218

T24 Editor-in-Chief Doğan Akın to stand trial over website’s “Fuat Avni” reports; at least 6 journalists handed...

ANALYSIS - Article 220/7: The unlawfulness of Turkey’s anti-terror legislation

The ambiguity and exceptionality of the TMK and these features' clear reflections on criminal law facilitates interfere...

Journalist Alican Uludağ appears in court over Twitter post

Uludağ is charged with “making those involved in combatting terrorism a target” for criticising the former Ankara ...

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