Matthew Caruana Galizia, Özge Mumcu, Dicle Anter and Meryem Göktepe came together at the Unsolved: Fighting impunity in journalist murders panel to share their own experiences and how all of it relates to our societies' right to freedom of expression and right to information.<
This week several journalists, including Uğur Yılmaz defended by Media and Law Studies Association (MLSA), will appear before judges. Below is a list of this week’s journalism and free speech trials: December 11, Tuesday
  The first application of a Turkish journalist to the European Court of Human Rights was filed in collaboration with international lawyers. News stories are the only evidence against the Kurdish journalist.
Several journalists, including İdris Yılmaz defended by Media and Law Studies Association (MLSA), appeared before judges last week. Below…
08 Dec 2018
Erhan Akbaş, Van - Jailed journalist İdris Yılmaz’s first case hearing in which Yılmaz is charged with ‘membership in a terrorist…
06 Dec 2018
Deniz Tekin, Diyarbakır - Jailed journalist Kibriye Evren appeared before Diyarbakır 5. High Criminal Court today, on ‘membership in a…
06 Dec 2018
Elif Akgül, İstanbul – 14 former employees of Özgürlükçü Demokrasi, a now-defunct pro-Kurdish newspaper, appeared before İstanbul 23. High…
06 Dec 2018
Canan Coşkun, İstanbul – Lawyers from the Progressive Lawyers Association (ÇHD) and Law Bureau of the People (HHB) appeared before İstanbul…
05 Dec 2018
Elif Çetiner, İstanbul – An İstanbul court ruled to keep Pınar Gayip and Semiha Şahin, two journalists facing terrorism charges, in…
05 Dec 2018
Silivri, İstanbul - 21 defendants appeared in İstanbul 26. High Criminal Court on terrorism charges for participating in the publication of…
03 Dec 2018
This week several journalists will appear before judges. Below is a list of this week’s journalism and free speech trials: December 3,…
02 Dec 2018
Germany Free Democratic Party MP Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger addresses criminal case of Turkey Lawyer Veysel Ok Turkey lawyer…
01 Dec 2018

Canan Coşkun, İstanbul – Prominent employees of Sözcü newspaper were accused of “aiding and abetting a terrorist organization” in court today. The case of reporter Gökmen Ulu, former website manager Mediha Olgun, fiscal manager…

07 Nov 2018

Berfin Azdal, İstanbul – Five human rights advocates faced charges of “committing a crime on behalf of a terrorist organization whilst not being a member” and “membership in a terrorist organization” at İstanbul 35th High Criminal Court today. The…

07 Nov 2018
Didem Yeşilova, İstanbul – A member of the Turkish parliament faced terrorism charges, along with two others, at their eighth hearing before İstanbul 14th High Criminal Court. Enis Berberoğlu, an MP for the opposition Republican People’s…
10 Oct 2018
Deniz Tekin, Diyarbakır – Seven journalists each face up to three years imprisonment for sharing on social media an article by the now-defunct Dicle News Agency (DİHA). The article revealed that Musa Çitil, the commander of a recent…
03 Oct 2018
Ahmet Kanbal, Mardin – Abdulkadir Turay, a former journalist for now-defunct media outlet Dicle News Agency, has been sentenced to 9 years imprisonment for past news articles and notes. Turay has already been imprisoned for 2 years. Nine…
27 Sep 2018
Two journalists face slander charges over their reporting on the Turkish government’s alleged export of Sarin gas to jihadist opposition groups in Syria. Hakan Dirik, the İzmir correspondent for Cumhuriyet, and Erk Acarer, reporter for…
27 Sep 2018

Emrah Tüncer, İstanbul – The mass hearing of 29 students from Boğaziçi University over a protest criticizing Turkish foreign policy which they organized on March 19 2018 was held today at İstanbul 32.

03 Oct 2018

Sevda Aydın, İzmir - Artı Gerçek writer and poet Fadıl Öztürk was given a suspended sentence of 1 year and 5 months imprisonment on terrorism charges at İzmir 2. High Criminal Court today.

02 Oct 2018

Sevda Aydın, İzmir – A mass hearing of 25 defendants, including activist and documentary-maker Kazım Kızıl, was held at İzmir 33. Court of First Instance today.

01 Oct 2018
Berzan Güneş, Muş – Seda Taşkın, a reporter for Mesopotamia News Agency, has been sentenced to 7 years a 6 months imprisonment on ‘terror’ charges by Muş 2. High Criminal Court. Taşkın, who was already detained at the…
10 Oct 2018
  The first application of a Turkish journalist to the European Court of Human Rights was filed in collaboration with international lawyers. News stories are the only evidence against the Kurdish journalist.…
09 Oct 2018
Gizem Edin, İstanbul – The appeal of three journalists sentenced to life in prison was rejected by İstanbul Regional Court 2. Chamber today. Ahmet Altan, Nazlı Ilıcak and Mehmet Altan will remain imprisoned and have 15…
02 Oct 2018
Four journalists, Ahmet Altan, Mehmet Altan, Fevzi Yazıcı and Nazlı Ilıcak, have appealed to the İstanbul Regional Court of Justice 2. Criminal Chamber against a lower court’s ruling finding them guilty of “attempting…
21 Sep 2018
Erhan Akbaş, Van – Two journalists, İdris Yılmaz and Erhan Akbaş, faced defamation charges at Erciş 2. Court of First Instance for publishing articles critical of the actions of the government-appointed mayor of Erciş…
21 Sep 2018

Eylem Sonbahar, İstanbul – Four academics who signed a petition declaring "We will not be a party to this crime", in reference to ongoing political turmoil in Turkey, had their eighth hearing at İstanbul 13…

09 Oct 2018

Özlem Beyarslan, an associate professor at Boğaziçi University, faces charges of…

26 Sep 2018

Three Turkish academics were sentenced to one year and three months in prison on 23 February, in a hearing at the İstanbul 32nd High Criminal Courthouse in a trial where they were charged with "terror propaganda."…

23 Feb 2018
Deniz Tekin, Muş - İdris Sayılğan, a reporter for the now-defunct Dicle News Agency, faced terrorism charges at Muş 2. High Criminal Court. Sayılğan will remain detained based on the ‘strong criminal suspicion’ the court has for him.…
05 Oct 2018
İstanbul, Turkey - Deniz Yücel, the Turkish correspondent for German newspaper Die Welt, appeared at İstanbul 17. High Criminal Court on the 25 September to present his case for compensation against the Turkish state. His case was rejected…
25 Sep 2018
İstanbul – Criminal charges against People's Democratic Party (HDP) MP Ahmet Şık were dismissed by the İstanbul 17. Court of First Instance today. Şık was accused of 'publicly insulting the Turkish nation, Turkish Republic and defaming…
18 Sep 2018