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.



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 ...

Ahmet Altan

Novelist and former editor-in-chief of Taraf newspape...

Nazlı Ilıcak

Journalist, commentato...

Mehmet Altan

Professor of economics and columnis...

Journalists in State of Emergency – 14

Two journalists were arrested in the latest developments in the investigation launched into the July 15 coup attempt; b...

Journalists in State of Emergency – 15

On August 30, detention warrants were issued for 35 journalists as part of the probe launched into the July 15 coup d...

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