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.



Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 312

Deputy minister files 3 lawsuits against BirGün, Evrensel and Cumhuriyet; five journalists sentenced in Antalya; inves...

Lawyer and columnist Nurcan Kaya sentenced for social media post

Kaya handed down 15-month sentence on charge of “terrorism propaganda” for her 2014 Twitter post about the fight ag...

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Court files complaint against Abdurrahman Gök; Nurcan Kaya handed down 15-month sentence; Eren Tutel appears in court;...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 314

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

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 315

Doğan Ergün, Sinan Aygül sentenced; Mehmet Altan files case against judges who refused to implement top court’s ju...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 316

Prosecutor demands sentence for video activist Oktay İnce; Mehmet Baransu’s request for recusal of judges in “Tara...

First ECtHR judgment on "insulting the president": Art. 299 must be revised

Even though the judgment calls for amendment of Article 299, this provision must be completely abrogated, rather than a...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 317

Court rules Çetin Kurşun should be charged with “membership in terrorist organization”; prosecutor demands senten...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 318

Journalist Perihan Kaya, poet Yılmaz Odabaşı sentenced for “insulting president”; writer Erdal Yıldırım sente...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 319

Journalist Sinan Aygül handed down one more sentence; “Taraf trial” adjourned again; Sibel Hürtaş appears in cou...

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