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.

Travel ban: A Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 320Retrial of Keskin and Çapan to continue in December

Travel ban: A "temporary" measure or a punishment method?

How trial courts will proceed with int'l travel ban orders following the latest amendment to the Criminal Procedure Code and the Constitutional Court’s September 2021 judgment remains to be seen

"Saturday Mothers trial": Requests for recusal of judge rejected

The Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales and ARTICLE 19 submit expert opinion on international human rights law and the right to protest; trial adjourned until 23 March 2022

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 320

Trial of Charlie Hebdo executives and cartoonist begins; MA reporter Emrullah Acar taken into custody; Jin News reporter Hikmet Tunç’s house raided by police; Selda Manduz's acquittal reversed

Retrial of Keskin and Çapan to continue in December

The now-defunct newspaper’s former co-editor-in-chief and responsible editor are on trial for reports on Berkin Elvan, who died after being hit on the head by a tear-gas canister fired by police
Expression Interrupted

    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..