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.



Orhan Erinç

Orhan Erinç is the head of the Cumhuriyet Foundation's Board of Director...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 156 

Özgürlükçü Demokrasi and ETHA journos appear in court on “terrorism” charges; former publisher, editor of Evre...

“RedHack trial” postponed until September

New indictment against Ömer Çelik included in case file, accusing the journalist of “disseminating propaganda fo...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 187

Prosecution submits final opinion in Sözcü trial; prosecutor seeks conviction for Hasan Cemal on “propaganda” cha...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 209

Food safety expert Bülent Şık given 15-month prison sentence; prosecutor in “Taraf MGK headline trial” asks cour...

“RedHack trial” against 6 journalists postponed

Court lifts international travel ban on journalists Derya Okatan and Eray Sargın; trial adjourned until 25 Jun...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey – 228

Prosecutor submits final opinion in Gezi Park trial; Office of General Prosecutor asks Supreme Court of Appeals to upho...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 273

Osman Kavala remains behind bars as his “coup” trial begins; Mezopotamya news agency reporter Zeynep Durgut arrest...

ECtHR: Öğreten and Kanaat’s right to liberty, freedom of expression violated

Journalist Tunca Öğreten and BirGün staff member Mahir Kanaat remained behind bars for almost a year in 2017 as part...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 295

Melis Alphan acquitted; Osman Kavala remains behind bars as Gezi trial resumes; Ahmet Turan Alkan’s conviction revers...

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