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.



Supreme Court of Appeals reverses Ahmet Turan Alkan’s conviction

Reversing the conviction on the grounds of misjudgment due to incorrect assessment of evidence, the Chamber sent Alkan...

Osman Kavala remains behind bars as Gezi Park trial resumes

Ruling to review the case file for the “Çarşı trial” to decide on whether to merge with the present case, the co...

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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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Yavuz Ekinci appears in court; prosecutor seeks sentence for Dindar Karataş; RTÜK fines Halk TV, Tele1 and TR35; TÜB...

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

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

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

Retrial of former Özgürlükçü Demokrasi editors, staff members begins

Ruling to comply with the reversal judgment rendered by the regional court of justice, the court set 17 February 2022 a...

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

Retrial of Keskin and Çapan to continue in December

The now-defunct newspaper’s former co-editor-in-chief and responsible editor are on trial for reports on Berkin Elvan...

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