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.



Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 179

Indictment seeks aggravated life sentences for Osman Kavala, Can Dündar, Memet Ali Alabora and 13 others for involveme...

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...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 192

More press members targeted by assailants; court convicts 7 defendants in “Özgür Gündem trial”; man who shared 2...

Gezi trial: Kavala kept behind bars, Aksakoğlu released

The first hearing against 16 people accused of “attempt to overthrow the government” through the 2013 Gezi protests...

Rights groups call for charges against Gezi Park defendants to be dropped

19 free speech organizations issue joint statement after latest hearing in Gezi trial, condemn decision against Kavala'...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 211

At least 121 taken into custody over social media posts about Turkey’s military operation in Syria; trial court rules...

Gezi Park trial adjourned until December

Court refuses to release Osman Kavala, the only jailed defendant in the case, who has been behind bars for the past 2 y...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 220

  Mehmet Baransu ordered to remain behind bars; appellate court upholds 6-month prison term given to Oğuz Güven; jo...

Kavala remains behind bars despite ECtHR judgment

Court hears two witnesses of the prosecution at Gezi Park trial’s fourth hearing; trial adjourned until 28 Januar...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey – 222

Seven defendants in Sözcü trial convicted of “aiding a terrorist group”; Osman Kavala ordered to remain behind ba...

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