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.



Hayatın Sesi executives to stand trial

 Three executives of Hayatın Sesi television, which was closed down with an emergency decree in September, will appea...

Journalists in State of Emergency – 66

Executives of the shuttered Hayatın Sesi television appeared before a court o...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 125 

13 journalists receive prison sentences in February, CHP lawmaker highlights in monthly “Rights Violations against th...

Verdict in ‘’Hayatın Sesi’’ trial expected on September 19

Fourth hearing of trial against executives of shuttered TV station Hayatın Sesi held at Istanbul courthouse...

Hayatın Sesi TV executives sentenced to prison terms

Court convicts Mustafa Kara, Gökhan Çetin and İsmail Gökhan Bayram of “terrorism propaganda,” sentencing each t...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 157

Austrian journalist Zirngast jailed pending trial; Prosecutor seeks aggravated life imprisonment for Altans and Ilıcak...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey – 221

Journalist Aziz Oruç sent to prison; court issues reasoned judgment in retrial of Cumhuriyet case; Constitutional Cour...

ANALYSIS – Judicial Reform Package: An old box in fancy wrapping

Although Article 7/2 of Turkey’s Anti-Terror Law is one of the most critical problems for press freedom and freedom o...

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