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 - 278ECtHR: Atilla Taş’s detention violated his right to liberty, freedom of expressionAn analysis of the new indictment against Demirtaş in light of the Grand Chamber judgmentFreedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 277
 

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 278

Regional court overturns acquittals in Gezi Park trial; journalist Bulut sentenced at first hearing; ECtHR rules Atilla Taş’s detention violated his right to liberty
 

ECtHR: Atilla Taş’s detention violated his right to liberty, freedom of expression

The singer and columnist’s pre-trial detention on account of his tweets and articles was unlawful and arbitrary, the European Court of Human Rights rules
 

An analysis of the new indictment against Demirtaş in light of the Grand Chamber judgment

Not releasing Demirtaş despite the Grand Chamber judgment is not only a simple failure to implement a final and binding ECtHR judgment, but also demonstrates how the rule of law has been eroded
 

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 277

ETHA reporter Pınar Gayıp arrested; Özgür Boğatekin handed down 18-month sentence; prosecutor seeks life sentence for jailed journalist Mustafa Gökkılıç; journalist Orhan Uğuroğlu assaulted
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    Fatih Polat

    Editor-in-Chief of Evrensel newspaper
     

    Arif Aslan

    Voice of America Kurdish service reporter
     

    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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