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 - 161

Court rules to issue Red Notice alerts for Can Dündar and İlhan Tanır; appellate court issues reasoned judgment in A...

Yasin Kobulan appears before court on “propaganda” charge

The prosecutor submits his final opinion of the case during the first hearing, requesting that Kobulan be convicted  ...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 171

Journalists Kemal Özer, İdris Sayılğan remain behind bars; actors Metin Akpınar, Müjdat Gezen give statement at c...

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Journalist Yasin Kobulan given 18-month prison sentence on “propaganda” charge; Evrensel journalists appear in cour...

Journalist Yasin Kobulan convicted of “propaganda”

The accusation stemmed from Kobulan’s social media posts during the time of 2015’s widespread curfews across Turkey...

ANALYSIS | Can Turkey achieve democracy through judicial reform packages?

Judicial reform packages introduced in Turkey in recent years, though not without their merits, have barely changed any...

Five journalists in Antalya handed down a total of 25 years in prison

The indictment, issued in 2017, charged 10 local journalists from various media outlets with “membership in a terrori...

Travel ban: A "temporary" measure or a punishment method?

How trial courts will proceed with int'l travel ban orders following the latest amendment to the Criminal Procedure Cod...

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