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.



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Atilla Taş jailed to serve sentence upheld by appellate court; Evrensel’s Sefer Selvi ordered to pay compensation fo...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 167

İsminaz Temel remains behind bars in second hearing; appellate court upholds sentences given in Özgür Gündem trial;...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 168

Hasan Cemal faces investigation on “insulting the president charge”; courts rule to keep jailed journalists in Özg...

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Indictment seeks aggravated life sentences for Osman Kavala, Can Dündar, Memet Ali Alabora and 13 others for involveme...

Journalist Cansu Pişkin stands trial over news report

Lawyers argue that the trial should not proceed as the indictment was submitted after the expiry of the statute of limi...

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

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 183

Ahmet Altan, Perihan Mağden convicted of “insulting the president”; journalist Mehmet Baransu ordered to remain be...

Fatih Polat's trial on "insulting the president" charge adjourned

An expert opinion concerning the trial, penned by the British freedom of expression advocacy organization Article 19, s...

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Supreme Court of Appeals overturns life sentences given to Altan brothers and Nazlı Ilıcak; Ahmet Altan, Cengiz Erdin...

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

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