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.



Appeals court overturns “coup” convictions in Altans case

Supreme Court says Mehmet Altan should be acquitted while Ahmet Altan and Nazlı Ilıcak should be charged with “aidi...

Altans case: Trial court abides by Supreme Court ruling, keeps defendants in jail

Ahmet Altan and his five co-defendants now face trial on lesser, terrorism-related charges, instead of “attempting co...

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, Nazlı Ilıcak released after 3 years in prison

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

Court issues reasoned judgment in Altans case

Ahmet Altan and Nazlı Ilıcak’s political commentary on TV and their articles cited among grounds for conviction ...

Ahmet Altan

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

Journalists in State of Emergency -57

On April 15, 12 of the 13 journalists who were released on March 31 in a trial regarding the alleged media arm of the g...

Journalists in State of Emergency – 69

Imprisoned journalists Ahmet and Mehmet Altan and Nazlı Ilıcak appear before court in first hearing of their “cou...

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...

Journalists remain behind bars after third hearing in the Altans trial

 Lawyers for Altan brothers demanding further examination of evidence kicked out of courtroom; their request for a new...

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