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.



Prosecutor says "coup" charge should be dropped in Altans case

Office of the General Prosecutor of the Supreme Court of Appeals says Altan brothers and Ilıcak should have been char...

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...

A Portrait of the Indictment as Judicial Porn

You can read the full text of Ahmet Altan's defence statement here.   Your Honour, &nbs...

Journalists in State of Emergency – 91

  Court keeps all 6 defendants behind bars in the Altans trial  First hearing of Zaman trial held in Sili...

“Mehmet Altan case is a legal tragedy”

Lawyers Ergin Cinmen and Figen Çalıkuşu call for Altan’s immediate release after the European court finds his righ...

Compensation case against Ahmet Altan dismissed

Two separate compensation cases brought against Altan heard in Istanbul and Ankara on the same day   An Ista...

Lawyer Çalıkuşu issues statement on Altan’s release

Figen Albuga Çalıkuşu elaborates on the appeal court’s recent decision to release Mehmet Altan and the appeal proc...

European Court finds violation of Article 10 in Fatih Taş case

Taş’s application concerned the criminal proceedings against him for “denigrating the Republic of Turkey” on acc...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 155

Cumhuriyet Foundation’s new board replaces newspaper’s editor-in-chief, managing editor; Prosecutor seeks yet anoth...

Court on duty revokes decision to “forcibly bring” Mehmet Altan to hearing

The panel on duty based its decision on the Court of Cassation’s ruling that called for Mehmet Altan’s acquittal ...

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