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 – 308

New judicial year begins next week; writer Yavuz Ekinci faces lawsuit for Twitter posts from 8 years ago; top court iss...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 321

Court rules to keep Osman Kavala in detention; new indictment issued against Nazan Sala; Genco Erkal, Gökhan Biçici s...

Actor Genco Erkal appears in court

Erkal is charged with “insulting the president” based on three social media posts he shared in 2016 and 2020. Next ...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 290

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

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 291

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

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