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: Öğreten and Kanaat’s right to liberty, freedom of expression violated

Journalist Tunca Öğreten and BirGün staff member Mahir Kanaat remained behind bars for almost a year in 2017 as part...

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Melis Alphan acquitted; Osman Kavala remains behind bars as Gezi trial resumes; Ahmet Turan Alkan’s conviction revers...

Expression Interrupted releases first Freedom of Expression and the Press Agenda report

According to the report, during the first 4 months of 2021, 213 journalists stood trial; 20 journalists were sentenced ...

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MA reporter Mehmet Aslan released pending trial; Roza Metina appears in court; Gökhan Biçici gives statement over 201...

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Prosecutor seeks conviction for four journalists in “Taraf trial”; Abdurrahman Gök’s trial resumes; Alican Uluda...

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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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Court reverses decision to drop “propaganda” charge against Aslı Erdoğan; Oktay Candemir appears in court for new...

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

Council of Europe: End the abuse of criminal laws and amend Articles 220, 299 and 301

ECtHR judgments against Turkey that found violations of freedom of expression, many of which have not been implemented ...

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Hakkı Boltan handed down 2-year sentence; Sinan Aygül sent to prison; İsmail Çoban sentenced to 4.5 years in retria...

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