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.



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...

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 - 207

Turkish courts convict at least 5 journalists in a week; Supreme Court of Appeals overturns convictions in Cumhuriyet t...

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...

Önder Çelik

Önder Çelik, a former Cumhuriyet Foundation executive board member, was detained as part of an operation targeting Cu...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 55

Executives and columnists of the shuttered Zaman daily indicted for “attempting to overthrow the government and con...

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