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

Novelist and former editor-in-chief of Taraf newspape...

European court agrees to take up Altan brothers’ case

The European Court of Human Rights has agreed to take up an application filed on behalf of renowned writers and journal...

A call for media pluralism and freedom

68 organisations from around the world express concern about the continuous deterioration of freedom of expression in...

Turkey marks Press Freedom Day against bleak backdrop

May 3 was International World Press Freedom day, which was marked in a particularly poignant atmosphere this year in Tu...

“Politics without criticism is tyranny”

Renowned novelist and journalist Ahmet Altan appeared on Tuesday before an Istanbul court to present his defense in an ...

Journalists in State of Emergency – 62

On May 16, the Istanbul 13th High Criminal Court handed down prison senten...

EPSU’s Goudriaan to Altans: It’s time for you to be free

Jan Willem Goudriaan, the general secretary of the European Federation of Public Service Unions, has called for freedom...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 68

Harrowing claims of torture marked journalist Türfent’s trial; former journalist and CHP MP Berberoğlu arrested in ...

European Court inquires Turkey about journalists’ cases

The Court directs eight questions to Turkey about imprisoned journalists’ applications, inc...

Rights groups: Drop all charges, release journalists

International rights groups including Article 19, PEN International and Index on Censorship will send represent...

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