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.



Sadiye Eser

Mezopotamya news agency reporte...

Appeals court overturns “coup” convictions in Altans case

Supreme Court says Mehmet Altan should be acquitted while Ahmet Altan and Nazlı Ilıcak should be charged with “aidi...

Altans case: Trial court abides by Supreme Court ruling, keeps defendants in jail

Ahmet Altan and his five co-defendants now face trial on lesser, terrorism-related charges, instead of “attempting co...

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...

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 &...

Court issues reasoned judgment in Altans case

Ahmet Altan and Nazlı Ilıcak’s political commentary on TV and their articles cited among grounds for conviction ...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey – 357

Journalist Gündem arrested near border with Greece; Şükrü Özşengül dies of heart attack in prison; Center for C...

Imprisoned defendants in Altans case still awaiting Supreme Court of Appeals verdict

One of the three imprisoned defendants, Şükrü Tuğrul Özşengül, has died of a heart attack he suffered at Silivri...

Court files complaint against lawyer of Özşengül, who died in prison

A complaint for “insult” and “threats” has been filed against the lawyer of former Police Academy lecturer Şü...

Journalists in State of Emergency -57

On April 15, 12 of the 13 journalists who were released on March 31 in a trial regarding the alleged media arm of the g...

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