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.



Altan’s lawyers file new application with Justice Ministry

Lawyers call on the ministry to follow implementation of the ECtHR ruling on Mehmet Altan’s case Lawyers for the i...

Ahmet Altan

The renowned novelist and journalist has been imprisoned since September 2016 on coup cha...

Şahin Alpay

Şahin Alpay is a 74-year-old political scientist and a long-time columnist for the shuttered Zaman daily...

Turhan Günay

Turhan Günay, veteran journalist and editor-in-chief of Cumhuriyet Kitap who has been at the helm of the said book su...

Akın Atalay

Cumhuriyet Foundation Executive Board President Akın Atalay was taken into police custody on November 11, 2016 as part...

Bülent Utku

Bülent Utku, one of the lawyers of the Cumhuriyet newspaper, is also on the board of the Cumhuriyet Foundation....

Güray Öz

Güray Öz, who is the news ombudsman and a columnist for Cumhuriyet, is also a member of the Board of Directors of the...

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