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.



ECtHR: Atilla Taş’s detention violated his right to liberty, freedom of expression

The singer and columnist’s pre-trial detention on account of his tweets and articles was unlawful and arbitrary, the ...

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Regional court overturns acquittals in Gezi Park trial; journalist Bulut sentenced at first hearing; ECtHR rules Atilla...

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Turkey ranks first in violations of freedom of expression among CoE member states; comedian Emre Günsal sentenced ove...

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"Coup" trial against Osman Kavala merged with Gezi trial; journalists İdris Sayılğan and Alican Uludağ sentenced;...

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Academic Cenk Yiğiter’s sentence upheld; prosecutor seeks conviction for journalist Arif Aslan; Evrensel’s Görkem...

ANALYSIS |Twitter might become inaccessible in Turkey as heftier penalty looms

Experts think free VPN services will fall short of providing access to Twitter, expected to be rendered inaccessible du...

ANALYSIS |The debate on a new constitution: Turkey must respect the existing Constitution first

In an environment where freedom of expression is under this much pressure, there is no convenient discussion ground f...

President Erdoğan announces "Human Rights Action Plan"

The ultimate goal of the action plan, consisting of nine articles and planned to be implemented over the next two year...

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Turkey among not free countries in Freedom House report; journalist Mustafa Gökkılıç sentenced, released; case file...

ANALYSIS | The impasse of the Constitutional Court: The cases of Demirtaş, Kavala and Altan

Judgments in applications regarding violations of freedom of expression and the right to engage in political activities...

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