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.



Rights groups submit interventions in journalists cases

  13 free expression organizations warn of violations in opinions submitted in journalists applications before the ...

Gov’t points at lower courts re top court’s Altan, Alpay rulings

Government tells ECtHR that Constitutional Court rulings are “final” concerning imprisoned journalists Mehmet Altan...

European Court to render Şahin Alpay, Mehmet Altan rulings March 20

Strasbourg-based court announces date of upcoming verdict for the first time The European Court of Human Rights (ECt...

“Mehmet Altan case is a legal tragedy”

Lawyers Ergin Cinmen and Figen Çalıkuşu call for Altan’s immediate release after the European court finds his righ...

Court refuses to rule on request for Altan’s release

Istanbul court says request for imprisoned journalist’s release should go to appellate courts The Istanbul 26th Hi...

European Court finds violation of Article 10 in Fatih Taş case

Taş’s application concerned the criminal proceedings against him for “denigrating the Republic of Turkey” on acc...

Ahmet Altan’s lawyer calls on ECtHR to review his application

Altan’s individual application has been pending before the European Court of Human Rights since January 2017. Altan h...

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...

Turkey ranks second in failure to execute ECtHR judgments

Turkey rated second worst after Russia in implementing European Court of Human Rights judgments, according to annual re...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 237

Prosecutor appeals verdicts in Gezi Park trial, seeks re-arrest of Osman Kavala; journalist Fatih Portakal faces compla...

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