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 ...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey – 224

Constitutional Court rules former Zaman columnist Türköne’s rights not violated; Yeni Yaşam responsible editor Osm...

Case against journalist Seyhan Avşar dropped at first hearing

Avşar, a reporter for Cumhuriyet daily, was charged with “insulting a public official” for writing about two publ...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey – 225

Jailed journalist İsmail Çoban sentenced to 7 years and 6 months in prison; T24 columnist Mehmet Y. Yılmaz appears i...

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...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 285

Journalists Yıldız and Dükel sentenced; appellate court reverses judgment in Özgürlükçü Demokrasi trial; three ...

Journalists Seyhan Avşar and Necdet Önemli acquitted

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

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 286

Hakan Aygün, Ali Ergin Demirhan sentenced; students appear in court over Boğaziçi exhibition; HDP’s Gergerlioğlu ...

Seyhan Avşar

Cumhuriyet reporte...

Turkey marks Press Freedom Day against bleak backdrop

May 3 was International World Press Freedom day, which was marked in a particularly poignant atmosphere this year in Tu...

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