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.



Retrial of Altans case set for next week

In case the trial court refuses to comply with the Supreme Court of Appeals ruling, the case will ultimately be referre...

Lawyer says Ahmet Altan should be freed after judicial reform

Trial will be a test case to reveal whether the reform is really an attempt to free expression, lawyer Çalıkuşu says...

Ahmet Altan, Nazlı Ilıcak released after 3 years in prison

Five defendants convicted of terrorism-related charges as retrial of Altans case concludes; Mehmet Altan acquitted &...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 219

At least three journalists jailed in a week; court issues reasoned judgment in Altans trial; three journalists to stand...

Appellate court refers Altans case to Supreme Court

Istanbul Regional Court of Justice says case file falls within the jurisdiction of Supreme Court of Appeals as per Crim...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey – 224

Constitutional Court rules former Zaman columnist Türköne’s rights not violated; Yeni Yaşam responsible editor Osm...

ANALYSIS - Article 220/7 of the Turkish Penal Code: The unlawfulness of Turkey’s anti-terror legislation

The ambiguity and exceptionality of the TMK and these features' clear reflections on criminal law facilitates interfere...

Ahmet Altan

Novelist and former Editor-in-Chief of Taraf newspape...

Mehmet Altan

Mehmet Altan, a professor of economics and a columnist, has been held in İstanbul's Siliv...

UK lawyers on the Altans case: This is a show trial

Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales report on Altans’ trial raises concern over fair tria...

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