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.

Council of Europe strongly urges Turkey to release Osman KavalaJournalist Alican Uludağ appears in court over Twitter postConstitutional Court rejects application against Ahmet Altan's re-arrestRegional court upholds convictions in Büyükada trial
 

Council of Europe strongly urges Turkey to release Osman Kavala

Urging authorities to ensure that the Constitutional Court examines Kavala’s application without further delay, the Committee of Ministers decided to resume its examination of the case in March
 

Journalist Alican Uludağ appears in court over Twitter post

Uludağ is charged with “making those involved in combatting terrorism a target” for criticising the former Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor
 

Constitutional Court rejects application against Ahmet Altan's re-arrest

Top court rejects claims that Altan’s unlawful re-arrest and the biased decisions of the courts that ruled for his re-arrest violated his right to liberty and security
 

Regional court upholds convictions in Büyükada trial

HRDs Taner Kılıç, Günal Kurşun, İdil Eser and Özlem Dalkıran were convicted of "terror" charges at the final hearing of the trial, which concluded in July
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    Rawin Sterk Yıldız

    Rudaw TV reporter
     

    Osman Kavala

    Osman Kavala
     

    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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