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...

Bar associations call for former Cumhuriyet employees to be released

Statement signed by the Union of Bar Associations and 72 provincial bar associations urges Supreme Court of Appeals to ...

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...

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...

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...

Supreme court prosecutor submits opinion in Zaman trial

The Office of the General Prosecutor of the Supreme Court of Appeals says lengthy prison sentences for four columnists ...

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...

Supreme Court prosecutor asks court to uphold verdicts in Altans case

The General Prosecutor wrote that the appeals by the Presidency and the Parliament should be rejected on the grounds th...

Prosecutor asks Supreme Court to quash convictions in Cumhuriyet trial

At the end of the retrial in November, the trial court had refused to abide by the Supreme Court’s judgment except in...

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