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 - 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...

Şebnem Korur Fincancı

Academic and president of the Human Rights Foundation of Turkey (TİHV...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 180

Eren Erdem and Turan Ababey sentenced to 4 years in prison in Karşı newspaper trial; Pelin Ünker and Orhan Erinç or...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 181

Journalist Yasin Kobulan given 18-month prison sentence on “propaganda” charge; Evrensel journalists appear in cour...

Fikret Başkaya makes defense statement in “propaganda” case

The writer and academic is standing trial for an article published online in November 2016   PELİN BUZLUK, ...

Ahmet Altan, Nazlı Ilıcak released after 3 years in prison

Five defendants convicted of terrorism-related charges as retrial of Altans case concludes; Mehmet Altan acquitted &...

7 staff members of Sözcü daily given prison terms

Seven of the nine defendants in the case convicted of “aiding a terrorist organization without being its member,” p...

Ahmet Altan’s lawyer files daily petition with appellate court

Lawyer Çalıkuşu will be filing daily petitions with the 2nd Criminal Chamber of the Istanbul Regional Court of Justi...

Journalist İsmail Evren freed after 1 year behind bars

Evren, the former news director of Nokta magazine, was handed down a prison sentence of 6 years and 3 months...

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