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.



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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...

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

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Trial of Charlie Hebdo executives and cartoonist begins; MA reporter Emrullah Acar taken into custody; Jin News reporte...

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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 ...

Ahmet Altan

Novelist and former editor-in-chief of Taraf newspape...

Tunca Öğreten

Former news editor for news portal Dike...

Hüsnü Mahalli

Syrian born journalist Hüsnü Mahalli was detained on the morning of December 12, 2016, following a police raid on his...

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