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.



Online panel: Journalists should not refrain from seeking legal action against police brutality

Journalist Beyza Kural, lawyer Meriç Eyüboğlu and trade union representatives Gülfem Karataş and Elif Akgül discu...

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Printing house of local newspaper set on fire; Gezi and Çarşı trials merged; media outlets receiving grants targeted...

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At least 4 journalists face new investigations; Baransel Ağca charged with “insulting the president”; Constitution...

Officer who assaulted journalist Beyza Kural granted exemption from attending hearings

Trial follows on the heels of a Constitutional Court judgement, which held that Kural’s detention in 2015 violated fr...

Trial of police officers who violently detained journalist Beyza Kural adjourned again

Deciding to issue a new subpoena for the accused police officer N.D., whose statement has not yet been taken, the court...

Journalism Under Attack: Our new documentary now on air

Journalists and representatives from professional organizations recount how police brutality affects journalists in Tur...

ANALYSIS | Violence against journalists during news coverage in light of top court judgments

Violence against journalists is aimed both at preventing incidents from becoming public and silencing the public and al...

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Five police officers to face trial for using force against journalist; RTÜK fines TV channels for broadcasting opposit...

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Supreme Court orders retrial of former Zaman and Samanyolu executives; Constitutional Court rules against conviction of...

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...

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