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.

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 293ANALYSIS | Crackdown on filming at protests: No one can be criminalized for exercising their rightsFreedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 292Two Gezi Park trials merged
 

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 293

Prosecutor appeals Bülent Şık’s acquittal; journalist İsmail Çoban sentenced over newspaper clippings; journalists covering May Day targeted by police; PİRHA reporter Ersin Özgül briefly detained
 

ANALYSIS | Crackdown on filming at protests: No one can be criminalized for exercising their rights

The police circular is clearly unconstitutional as it aims to reduce accountability of public officials and to censor the freedom to receive and impart information
 

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 292

Academic Bülent Şık’s conviction over 2018 article series overturned; BirGün editor charged with “insulting public official”; five journalists stand trial for covering 2019 protest in Mardin
 

Two Gezi Park trials merged

The trial against jailed businessperson and civil society leader Osman Kavala and 15 other defendants, including exiled journalist Can Dündar, will resume on 21 May
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    Adnan Bilen

    Journalist, reporter for Mezopotamya news agency
     

    İshak Yasul

    Former responsible editor for Özgürlükçü Demokrasi newspaper
     

    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 ..
     

    Semiha Şahin

    Etkin News Agency (ETHA) editor Semiha Şahin was arrested in Istanbul on 13 Apri..
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