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.



ANALYSIS – Judicial Reform Package: An old box in fancy wrapping

Although Article 7/2 of Turkey’s Anti-Terror Law is one of the most critical problems for press freedom and freedom o...

ANALYSIS: Early release bill ruins fragile trust in justice system

Government’s latest judicial reform package confirms that “thought is the most serious crime” as journalists, pol...

ANALYSIS |The debate on a new constitution: Turkey must respect the existing Constitution first

In an environment where freedom of expression is under this much pressure, there is no convenient discussion ground f...

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...

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Rights defenders acquitted in “Özgür Gündem solidarity trial” 

Fincancı, Önderoğlu and Nesin were accused of “spreading propaganda for a terrorist organization,” “incitement...

Altans’ lawyer files 16th petition for court panel to be replaced

Lawyer Figen Albuga Çalıkuşu reiterates her call to the Council of Judges and Prosecutors to replace court panel ahe...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 210

Actor Ersin Umut Güler handed down 21-month sentence for “insulting the president”; prosecutor asks court to convi...

Altans case: Trial court abides by Supreme Court ruling, keeps defendants in jail

Ahmet Altan and his five co-defendants now face trial on lesser, terrorism-related charges, instead of “attempting co...

Prosecutor seeks jail terms for Boğaziçi students

30 students are charged with “propaganda” for protesting against students who distributed Turkish delights on campu...

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