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...

Rights groups: Retrial of Altans case begins on new bogus charges

Joint statement expresses concern that “retrial forms yet another phase of the systematic judicial harassment of jour...

Ahmet Altan

The renowned novelist and journalist has been imprisoned since September 2016 on coup cha...

Mehmet Baransu

Mehmet Baransu, a former correspondent for the now-defunct Taraf newspaper, was arrested in March 2015 for procuring an...

Nazlı Ilıcak

Nazlı Ilıcak, a newspaper and television commentator, faces three aggravated life sentenc...

Şahin Alpay

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

Erdem Gül

Erdem Gül is the Ankara Bureau Chief for the Cumhuriyet newspaper. He was imprisoned on Nov. 26, 2015, along with the ...

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