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.



Two Gezi Park trials merged

The trial against jailed businessperson and civil society leader Osman Kavala and 15 other defendants, including exiled...

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Academic Bülent Şık’s conviction over 2018 article series overturned; BirGün editor charged with “insulting pub...

Osman Kavala remains behind bars as Gezi Park trial resumes

Ruling to review the case file for the “Çarşı trial” to decide on whether to merge with the present case, the co...

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Ozan Kaplanoğlu sentenced; new arrest warrant for Can Dündar; ECtHR rules Ali Bulaç's detention violated right to li...

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AFP’s Bülent Kılıç detained; 2 journalists assaulted in a week; prosecutor seeks sentence for Cumhuriyet journali...

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Prosecutor appeals Melis Alphan’s acquittal; Cem Şimşek sentenced for "insulting" Erdoğan; Erk Acarer assaulted; A...

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District governor gets restraining order against local journalist; Özgür Gündem, Özgürlükçü Demokrasi, ETHA tri...

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Osman Kavala remains behind bars; photographer Mehmet Özer, filmmaker Veysi Altay sentenced for “propaganda”; Gök...

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Five journalists sentenced in “RedHack trial”; top court rejects Cemal Azmi Kalyoncu’s application; RTÜK fines t...

Erdem Gül

Erdem Gül is the Ankara Bureau Chief for the Cumhuriyet newspaper. He was imprisoned on Nov. 26, 2015, along with the ...

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