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.

Kavala remains behind bars as retrial of Gezi and Çarşı defendants resumesFreedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 328Prosecutor demands sentence for Yavuz EkinciCase file sent to prosecutor’s office in retrial of Zaman columnists
 

Kavala remains behind bars as retrial of Gezi and Çarşı defendants resumes

The court once again ruled for the continuation of Osman Kavala’s pre-trial detention by a majority. Next hearing set for 21 February 2022
 

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 328

Journalist dismissed for reporting on university student’s death by suicide; prosecutors request sentence for writer Yavuz Ekinci, journalist Ruken Demir; access to ETHA website blocked again
 

Case file sent to prosecutor’s office in retrial of Zaman columnists

Ahmet Turan Alkan, whose conviction on the charge of “membership in a terrorist organization” was overturned by the Supreme Court of Appeals in March 2021, appeared before court as the 5th defendant
 

Prosecutor demands sentence for Yavuz Ekinci

The accusation stems from eight Twitter posts Ekinci shared in 2013 and 2014 and a joint statement he had signed against the ISIS attack on the Syrian town of Kobani
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    Fevzi Yazıcı

    Former design director of Zaman newspaper
     

    Ruşen Takva

    Freelance journalist
     

    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..
     

    İsminaz Temel

    İsminaz Temel, an editor for the Etkin news agency (ETHA), was arrested on 19 Oc..
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