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.

Journalist Ruşen Takva appears in court for new trialJournalist Nurcan Yalçın’s trial adjourned until SeptemberOnline panel: Ad penalties and financial pressures on the mediaFreedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 297
 

Journalist Ruşen Takva appears in court for new trial

Takva is charged with “violating the Law on Demonstrations” and “membership in a terrorist organization” for covering a demonstration held earlier this year in Van
 

Journalist Nurcan Yalçın’s trial adjourned until September

Court decides to request information from Diyarbakır Police on whether “Jin News, which the accused is allegedly working with, is affiliated with PKK/KCK terrorist organization”
 

Online panel: Ad penalties and financial pressures on the media

Evrensel newspaper’s lawyer Devrim Avcı, RSF Turkey representative Erol Önderoğlu and main opposition CHP Deputy Utku Çakırözer discussed the distribution of public ads and the effects of ad
 

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 297

Prosecutor seeks conviction for four journalists in “Taraf trial”; Abdurrahman Gök’s trial resumes; Alican Uludağ, Ayşe Kara face new indictments; musician Yılmaz Çelik acquitted
Expression Interrupted
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    Adnan Bilen

    Journalist, reporter for Mezopotamya news agency
     

    İshak Yasul

    Former responsible editor for Özgürlükçü Demokrasi newspaper
     

    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..
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