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.



Social media "censorship" bill introduced in Parliament

Tabled by ruling party AKP and ally MHP, the controversial legislation forces social media companies to appoint legal r...

Free speech to be further curbed through social media law

Opposition lawmakers Gergerlioğlu and Çakırözer warn that the restrictions on social media will pose a profound obs...

ANALYSIS |Twitter might become inaccessible in Turkey as heftier penalty looms

Experts think free VPN services will fall short of providing access to Twitter, expected to be rendered inaccessible du...

ANALYSIS ­| Inciting hatred: "Trending" charge in free speech trials

Instead of its intended purpose of protecting public peace, Article 216 of the Turkish Penal Code is lately being utili...

ANALYSIS | Fight against disinformation or the last link in the censorship mechanism

A new social media bill being drafted by the government against disinformation, expected to be brought to Parliament in...

ANALYSIS Internet and media freedoms under increased threat as gov’t pushes for social media bill

Government introduces in Parliament legislation that requires social media providers to appoint legal representatives a...

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