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 - 315Mehmet Altan files case against judges who refused to implement top court judgmentsJournalist Derya Okatan appears in court for
 

"Taraf trial" resumes; court rejects requests for recusal of judges

Baransu and his lawyers demanded that the judges recuse themselves from the case on the grounds that the court has lost its impartiality. Court rejected the request, adjourned the case until November
 

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 315

Doğan Ergün, Sinan Aygül sentenced; Mehmet Altan files case against judges who refused to implement top court’s judgment; new trial against Derya Okatan begins; ANKA reporter threatened by police
 

Mehmet Altan files case against judges who refused to implement top court judgments

The first hearing was held on 13 October at the 4th Civil Chamber of the Supreme Court of Appeals. The next hearing is set for 21 December
 

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 responsible managing editor
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    Fevzi Yazıcı

    Former design director of Zaman newspaper
     

    Ruşen Takva

    Freelance journalist
     

    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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