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.



ANALYSIS | The impasse of the Constitutional Court: The cases of Demirtaş, Kavala and Altan

Judgments in applications regarding violations of freedom of expression and the right to engage in political activities...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 291

European Court’s Murat Sabuncu, Ahmet Şık judgments become final; İnci Aydın acquitted at her second hearing; RT...

Mehmet Altan files case against judges who refused to implement top court judgments

The first hearing was held on 13 October at the 4th Civil Chamber of the Supreme Court of Appeals. The next hearing is ...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 315

Doğan Ergün, Sinan Aygül sentenced; Mehmet Altan files case against judges who refused to implement top court’s ju...

Mehmet Altan

Professor of economics and columnis...

Ahmet Altan

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

Nazlı Ilıcak

Journalist, commentato...

Fevzi Yazıcı

Former design director of Zaman newspape...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 50

155 journalists were in prison in Turkey as of March 10; which marked the ...

Journalists in State of Emergency – 18

Journalist and writer Ahmet Altan and his brother Mehmet Altan, a professor of economics, were...

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