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.



Şebnem Korur Fincancı

Academic Şebnem Korur Fincancı faces "propaganda" charges in two separate trials: for taking part in a campaign for s...

Özgür Gündem solidarity trial adjourned until December

The next hearing in the trial of Şebnem Korur Fincancı, Ahmet Nesin and Erol Önderoğlu will take place on December ...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 107

Cumhuriyet, Özgür Gündem solidarity and academics’ trials dominate the week; Emre İper and Ömer Faruk Aydemir re...

Özgür Gündem solidarity trial adjourned until October

Fincancı, Önderoğlu appear before court for 5th hearing in trial on "propaganda" charges for taking part in campaig...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 137 

Jailed journalist İdris Yılmaz faces new investigation; Evrensel journalist Çağrı Sarı stands trial on “slander...

Peace academics face up to 7.5 years in jail

Prosecutor seeks prison terms for four academics on “terrorism propaganda” charge; drops Article 301 request despit...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 170

Journalists Murat Güreş, Hamza Gündüz given jail terms for social media posts; Professor Şebnem Korur Fincancı se...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 176

Jailed journalists Semiha Şahin and Pınar Gayıp remain behind bars; journalist Ayşe Düzkan, actress Nazlı Masatç...

Prosecutor seeks prison terms in Özgür Gündem solidarity trial

Defendants Erol Önderoğlu, Şebnem Korur Fincancı and Ahmet Nesin face “terrorism propaganda” and “incitement...

“Özgür Gündem solidarity trial” adjourned

Erol Önderoğlu is granted exemption from personal appearance in court; trial adjourned until 17 July CANSU PİŞK...

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