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.



Journalist Abdurrahman Gök appears in court for third hearing

The prosecutor, who was expected to present his final opinion, demanded that a separate criminal complaint be filed aga...

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

Journalist Derya Okatan appears in court for "propaganda" case

Okatan is on trial for news reports shared on the social media accounts of Etkin News Agency, where she worked as respo...

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Doğan Ergün, Sinan Aygül sentenced; Mehmet Altan files case against judges who refused to implement top court’s ju...

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Prosecutor demands sentence for video activist Oktay İnce; Mehmet Baransu’s request for recusal of judges in “Tara...

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

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

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Journalist Sinan Aygül handed down one more sentence; “Taraf trial” adjourned again; Sibel Hürtaş appears in cou...

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Novelist, columnist, Özgür Gündem Editorial Advisory Board membe...

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