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.



ANALYSIS | Human Rights Action Plan: "Makeup on a bedridden patient"

Lack of a clear implementation schedule, exclusion of NGOs in the mechanism for protection of human rights and failure ...

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Hakan Aygün, Ali Ergin Demirhan sentenced; students appear in court over Boğaziçi exhibition; HDP’s Gergerlioğlu ...

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Four journalists jailed in Van released at first hearing; columnist Nagehan Alçı fined for “insulting” judge; act...

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Ali Ergin Demirhan indicted twice over the same Twitter post; Melis Alphan stands trial over Newroz photo; Oktay Candem...

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Ahmet Altan released after more than 4.5 years behind bars; ECtHR issues long-awaited Ahmet Altan and Murat Aksoy judgm...

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European Court’s Murat Sabuncu, Ahmet Şık judgments become final; İnci Aydın acquitted at her second hearing; RT...

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

ANALYSIS | Crackdown on filming at protests: No one can be criminalized for exercising their rights

The police circular is clearly unconstitutional as it aims to reduce accountability of public officials and to censor t...

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Prosecutor appeals Bülent Şık’s acquittal; journalist İsmail Çoban sentenced over newspaper clippings; journalis...

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Journalist Deniz Yücel charged with Article 301 in new trial; Baransel Ağca faces investigation; activist Taylan Kula...

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