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.



Cemil Uğur

Reporter for Mezopotamya news agenc...

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...

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...

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 &...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 219

At least three journalists jailed in a week; court issues reasoned judgment in Altans trial; three journalists to stand...

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...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey – 224

Constitutional Court rules former Zaman columnist Türköne’s rights not violated; Yeni Yaşam responsible editor Osm...

ANALYSIS - Article 220/7: The unlawfulness of Turkey’s anti-terror legislation

The ambiguity and exceptionality of the TMK and these features' clear reflections on criminal law facilitates interfere...

Case against judges who refused to implement top court judgments sent to Supreme Court

Compensation case filed by Mehmet Altan against judges who refused to implement the Constitutional Court and the Europe...

Mehmet Altan

Professor of economics and columnis...

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