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.



Public ad penalties as a tool for financial crackdown on critical newspapers

Evrensel and Yeni Asya newspapers are currently prohibited from running public ads. The vast majority of the penalties ...

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

Online panel: Ad penalties and financial pressures on the media

Evrensel newspaper’s lawyer Devrim Avcı, RSF Turkey representative Erol Önderoğlu and main opposition CHP Deputy U...

Journalist Ruşen Takva appears in court for new trial

Takva is charged with “violating the Law on Demonstrations” and “membership in a terrorist organization” for co...

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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...

Officers who arrested journalist Beyza Kural in 2015 go on trial

The case follows on the heels of a Constitutional Court judgment which held that Kural’s arrest violated freedom of e...

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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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