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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Murat Aksoy sent back to prison as per recent appellate court ruling; jailed journo İsmail Çoban given 5-year sentenc...

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Hasan Cemal appears in court for 2015 article; indictment seeks up to 15 years imprisonment for reporter Esra Solin Dal...

Constitutional Court to take up applications of 10 journalists

The Plenary to finally take up the applications of journalists Ahmet Altan, Nazlı Ilıcak, Murat Sabuncu, Kadri Gürse...

Top court finds “no rights violations” in jailed journalists’ files

Constitutional Court’s Plenary rejects applications of Ahmet Altan, Nazlı Ilıcak and five former Cumhuriyet staffer...

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Constitutional Court rejects applications of Ahmet Altan, Nazlı Ilıcak and 5 former Cumhuriyet journalists; 11 doctor...

Supreme Court upholds convictions of 17 journalists

Supreme Court’s judgment, originally rendered in March, became official on 8 Jun...

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

European Court rules Murat Aksoy’s detention violated right to liberty, freedom of expression

The Strasbourg Court held that, having regard to its findings under Article 5/1 and Article 10, it was not necessary to...

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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...

Murat Aksoy

Journalist, former columnist for shuttered Yeni Hayat daily...

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