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...

Rights groups call for release of defendants in Altans trial

17 free speech and rights groups issue joint statement ahead of next week’s hearing in Altans case retrial   S...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 214

Prosecutor seeks higher than minimum sentences in retrial of Altans case; Mümtazer Türköne fined over 2014 article; ...

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...

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...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey – 228

Prosecutor submits final opinion in Gezi Park trial; Office of General Prosecutor asks Supreme Court of Appeals to upho...

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...

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