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.



Ahmet Altan rearrested 1 week after his release

Altan was sent back to prison on 13 November following his rearrest Tuesday night based on a warrant issued by the 27th...

Lawyer objects to Ahmet Altan’s rearrest

Figen Albuga Çalıkuşu: The trial court’s ruling to release Ahmet Altan revoked based on made-up, unlawful grounds ...

Rights groups: Re-arrest of Ahmet Altan arbitrary, cruel 

Twenty-five international rights groups and freedom of expression organizations have issued a joint statement concerni...

Top court: Cihan Acar’s re-arrest violated his right to liberty

Rejecting other claims in Acar’s application, the Constitutional Court rules that the journalist be paid TL 30,000 in...

Ahmet Altan

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

Cihan Acar

Reporter for Bugün dail...

Şahin Alpay

Şahin Alpay is a 74-year-old political scientist and a long-time columnist for the shuttered Zaman daily...

Yetkin Yıldız

Journalist, former editor-in-chief of news portal Aktif Habe...

Ufuk Şanlı

Ufuk Şanlı, a business journalist for a number of media outlets including Zaman and Vata...

Murat Aksoy

Murat Aksoy, a columnist for the shuttered Yeni Hayat daily and an advisor for the...

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