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.



Aggravated life imprisonment sought for 3 defendants in “Gezi Park trial”

Prosecutor seeks aggravated life imprisonment for Osman Kavala, Mücella Yapıcı and Yiğit Aksakoğlu and up to 20 ye...

Osman Kavala re-arrested after acquittal in Gezi Trial

Osman Kavala was sent back to prison, this time as part of an investigation into coup attempt of 201...

ANALYSIS Gezi Park trial: A portrait of unlawfulness

Whatever is claimed by the prosecution, whatever judgment comes out at the end of this trial, the innocence of Gezi Par...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 179

Indictment seeks aggravated life sentences for Osman Kavala, Can Dündar, Memet Ali Alabora and 13 others for involveme...

Gezi trial: Kavala kept behind bars, Aksakoğlu released

The first hearing against 16 people accused of “attempt to overthrow the government” through the 2013 Gezi protests...

Gezi Park trial adjourned until December

Court refuses to release Osman Kavala, the only jailed defendant in the case, who has been behind bars for the past 2 y...

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