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.



Aydın Engin

Cumhuriyet columnist Aydın Engin was detained on October 31, 2016 after a raid of his home by police...

Prosecutor demands prison sentences for Cumhuriyet journalists

14 members of the newspaper’s staff, including Murat Sabuncu, Ahmet Şık and Kadri Gürsel face prison terms of up t...

Final hearing in Cumhuriyet trial under way

All final defense statements completed on the first day of the eighth hearing The final hearing in the Cumhuriyet tr...

Court convicts Cumhuriyet journalists of “aiding terrorist organization”

14 columnists and executives of the paper handed down prison sentences varying between 2.5 years and 8 years, 1 month a...

“Cumhuriyet verdict huge blow to freedom of expression”

28 NGOs focusing on freedom of expression and human rights condemn guilty verdicts for 14 columnists and executives of ...

Appellate court upholds convictions in Cumhuriyet trial

Verdict means eight of the 14 convicted defendants will return to prison to serve their remaining sentences   ...

Court refuses to follow Supreme Court ruling in Cumhuriyet retrial

In its unanimous ruling, court acquits Kadri Gürsel but rules against Supreme Court of Appeals judgment concerning the...

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