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.

Journalists Hürtaş and Demir’s trial adjournedECtHR rules Ahmet Şık's right to liberty and freedom of expression violatedJournalist Mehmet Baransu given 17-year prison sentenceECtHR's Cumhuriyet judgment: Another brick in the wall
 

Journalists Hürtaş and Demir’s trial adjourned

The court panel rejected the request to lift the judicial control measures imposed on the defendants and adjourned the trial until 4 March 2021
 

Journalist Mehmet Baransu given 17-year prison sentence

Former Taraf reporter Mehmet Baransu sentenced to a combined prison term of 17 years and 1 month on four different charges under the Turkish Penal Code and the MİT Law
 

ECtHR rules Ahmet Şık's right to liberty and freedom of expression violated

The European Court rules by a majority that Şık’s pre-trial detention as part of the “Cumhuriyet trial” violated his freedom of expression, with a dissenting opinion by the Turkish Judge
 

ECtHR's Cumhuriyet judgment: Another brick in the wall

The European Court of Human Rights' Cumhuriyet judgment has shown the gap between its standards and the Turkish judicial bodies’ approach regarding rights and freedoms
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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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