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.

Trial of Seyhan Avşar and Necdet Önemli gets under way

Cumhuriyet’s Seyhan Avşar and Sözcü’s Necdet Önemli are charged with “making officials involved in the fight ...

Prosecutor seeks sentence for Seyhan Avşar and Necdet Önemli

Avşar and Önemli are on trial for disclosing the name of the prosecutor who issued the Sözcü newspaper indictment i...

Journalists Seyhan Avşar and Necdet Önemli acquitted

Cumhuriyet reporter Avşar and Sözcü responsible editor Önemli were charged with “marking a public official involv...