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.

CHP, HDP lawmakers say bill proposing early release lacks fairnessCHP, HDP lawmakers say bill proposing early release lacks fairnessCHP, HDP lawmakers say bill proposing early release lacks fairnessCHP, HDP lawmakers say bill proposing early release lacks fairnessCHP, HDP lawmakers say bill proposing early release lacks fairness
 

CHP, HDP lawmakers say bill proposing early release lacks fairness

Opposition lawmakers say bill proposing early release and amendments on probation should be expanded to cover all inmates for equality and fairness
 

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 236

Bill proposing early release for 90,000 inmates excluding political prisoners submitted to Parliament; at least 6 journalists called in for questioning over coronavirus reports and posts; journalist Hakan Aygün jailed pending trial
 

Rights Groups Call For Urgent Release Of Journalists, Others At Risk Of Covid-19

27 rights groups urge authorities to “immediately and unconditionally release journalists, rights defenders and others who have been charged or convicted simply for exercising their rights”
 

Political prisoners to be excluded from COVID-19 early release plan

Government’s draft law to release up to one third of 300,000 prisoners will reportedly not apply to journalists and others convicted of “terrorism” crimes
 

CoE presses Turkey on implementation of free speech judgments

Committee of Ministers urged government to provide statistics on journalists and other free speech cases, reform anti-terror laws and Article 301
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    Osman Kavala

    Osman Kavala
     

    Ahmet Turan Alkan

    Ahmet Turan Alkan, a former columnist for Zaman daily, was arrested along with d..
     

    Aslı Ceren Aslan

    The responsible managing editor of leftist Özgür Gelecek newspaper is jailed pen..
     

    Atilla Taş

    Atilla Taş, a former singer and a columnist for the shuttered Meydan daily, was ..
     

    Ayşenur Parıldak

    27-year-old Ayşenur Parıldak, a former court reporter for the shuttered Zaman an..
     

    Bayram Kaya

    Bayram Kaya, a former reporter for Zaman and the short-lived Yeni Hayat daily, w..
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