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.



Doğan Akın’s trial gets under way

Akın, T24’s editor-in-chief, faces the charge of “aiding a terrorist group without being its member” for the por...

Journalist Doğan Akın acquitted

T24’s editor-in-chief acquitted of “knowingly and willingly aiding a terrorist organization” over coverage of Fua...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 249

Four HRDs handed down prison sentences in “Büyükada trial”; T24’s Doğan Akın acquitted of “aiding a terrori...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 251

Prosecutor seeks conviction for Mehmet Baransu and Murat Şevki Çoban on three charges; Deniz Yücel handed down priso...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 252

Journalist Aziz Oruç ordered to remain behind bars; Parliament’s Justice Commission approves AKP’s social media dr...

Akın Atalay

Cumhuriyet Foundation Executive Board Presiden...

Hakan Kara

Hakan Kara, a Cumhuriyet columnist and and member of Cumhuriyet Foundation’s Board of Directors, was detained on Octo...

Mustafa Kemal Güngör

Attorney Mustafa Kemal Güngör, a Cumhuriyet Foundation board member, was detained by police on October 31, 2016 as pa...

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