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.

ANALYSIS ­| Inciting hatred: Latest President Erdoğan announces Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 283The debate on a new constitution: Turkey must respect the existing Constitution first
 

ANALYSIS ­| Inciting hatred: Latest "trend" in free speech trials

Instead of its intended purpose of protecting public peace, Article 216 of the Turkish Penal Code is lately being utilized to punish criticism and protests against the government
 

President Erdoğan announces "Human Rights Action Plan"

The ultimate goal of the action plan, consisting of nine articles and planned to be implemented over the next two years, is a new civilian constitution, Erdoğan says
 

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 283

Boğaziçi students charged with “inciting hatred”; journalist Gök, cartoonist Kalender appear in court; politician Mahmut Alınak sentenced to 1.5 years; access to Mezopotamya news agency blocked
 

The debate on a new constitution: Turkey must respect the existing Constitution first

In an environment where freedom of expression is under this much pressure, there is no convenient discussion ground for a constitutional amendment, opposition lawmakers say
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    Reyhan Hacıoğlu

    Former editor for Özgür Gündem, Özgürlükçü Demokrasi newspapers
     

    Müyesser Yıldız

    Odatv Ankara news manager
     

    Max Zirngast

    Austrian freelance journalist Max Zirngast was arrested by anti-terror police at..
     

    Orhan Erinç

    Orhan Erinç is the head of the Cumhuriyet Foundation's Board of Directors
     

    Pelin Ünker

    Journalist Pelin Ünker was hit with three separate lawsuits over her article ser..
     

    Ayşe Düzkan

    Journalist Ayşe Düzkan joined in a campaign for solidarity with the now-defunct ..
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