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.



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...

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...

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...

Osman Kavala

Osman Kaval...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 165

Thirteen arrested in sweeping operation targeting civil society; reporter Sedat Sur going to prison for news coverage; ...

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...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 196

Five defendants convicted in Özgürlükçü Demokrasi trial; Constitutional Court issues judgments in applications by ...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey – 201

Regulation bringing online broadcasting under RTÜK control goes into effect; academic Tuna Altınel released at first ...

Rights groups call for charges against Gezi Park defendants to be dropped

19 free speech organizations issue joint statement after latest hearing in Gezi trial, condemn decision against Kavala'...

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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