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.



Lawyers appeal to delay implementation of verdicts in Cumhuriyet trial

Lawyers of 8 defendants in Cumhuriyet newspaper trial to appeal to the trial court, requesting a delay of the execution...

Six former Cumhuriyet staffers back in prison

Güray Öz, Önder Çelik, Musa Kart, Hakan Kara, Mustafa Kemal Güngör and Emre İper begin serving the remainder of ...

Supreme Court overturns convictions in Cumhuriyet trial

Supreme Court of Appeals also rules for Önder Çelik, Güray Öz, Musa Kart, Hakan Kara and Mustafa Kemal Güngör to ...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 208

Trial of two Bloomberg reporters and 36 others over 2018 currency crisis report gets under way; Turkish courts convict ...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 210

Actor Ersin Umut Güler handed down 21-month sentence for “insulting the president”; prosecutor asks court to convi...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 217

Trial court refuses to abide by Supreme Court ruling in retrial of Cumhuriyet case; Fikret Başkaya acquitted in “pro...

Prosecutor asks Supreme Court to quash convictions in Cumhuriyet trial

At the end of the retrial in November, the trial court had refused to abide by the Supreme Court’s judgment except in...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey – 228

Prosecutor submits final opinion in Gezi Park trial; Office of General Prosecutor asks Supreme Court of Appeals to upho...

ANALYSIS - Article 220/7 of the Turkish Penal Code: The unlawfulness of Turkey’s anti-terror legislation

The ambiguity and exceptionality of the TMK and these features' clear reflections on criminal law facilitates interfere...

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