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 - 250Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 249Four rights defenders convicted in Joint Statement: We Are Here for Justice
 

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 250

Aslı Ceren Aslan’s sentence upheld; actors Akpınar, Gezen charged with “insulting the president”; lawyer sentenced for “insulting Erdoğan”; Communications Director files lawsuit against Cumhuriyet
 

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 249

Four HRDs handed down prison sentences in “Büyükada trial”; T24’s Doğan Akın acquitted of “aiding a terrorist organization”; journalist Cihan Acar sent to prison
 

Joint Statement: We Are Here for Justice

19 rights groups call for acquittal without exception of all HRDs prosecuted in Büyükada trial ahead of final hearing of the case
 

Four rights defenders convicted in "Büyükada trial"

Taner Kılıç sentenced to 6 years and 3 months for “membership of a terrorist group” while Özlem Dalkıran, İdil Eser and Günal Kurşun given 1 year and 13 months in jail for “aiding a terrorist group"
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    Osman Kavala

    Osman Kavala
     

    Ahmet Turan Alkan

    Former columnist for Zaman daily
     

    Bayram Kaya

    Bayram Kaya, a former reporter for Zaman and the short-lived Yeni Hayat daily, w..
     

    Deniz Yücel

    Deniz Yücel, German Die Welt newspaper’s correspondent in Turkey, was arrested i..
     

    Hanım Büşra Erdal

    Hanım Büşra Erdal, a court reporter and a columnist for the shuttered Zaman and ..
     

    Hülya Karakaya

    Hülya Karakaya, former responsible managing editor of leftist, pro-Kurdish Özgür..
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