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.



Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 159

Supreme Court of Appeals upholds sentence for Mehmet Güleş; Appellate court rejects appeals in Altans case; Saudi jou...

Statement by lawyers for Ahmet and Mehmet Altan

“Two Istanbul courts find grounds for “aggravated life sentence” in file where Constitutional Court and ECtHR fin...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 161

Court rules to issue Red Notice alerts for Can Dündar and İlhan Tanır; appellate court issues reasoned judgment in A...

Prosecutor says "coup" charge should be dropped in Altans case

Office of the General Prosecutor of the Supreme Court of Appeals says Altan brothers and Ilıcak should have been char...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 173

General Prosecutor says “coup” charge should be dropped in Altans case; Pelin Ünker, Perihan Mağden, Tunca Öğr...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 174

Journalists Reyhan Çapan, Seda Taşkın released from prison; Gazete Karınca publisher indicted for “propaganda”;...

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...

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...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 197

Supreme Court of Appeals overturns life sentences given to Altan brothers and Nazlı Ilıcak; Ahmet Altan, Cengiz Erdin...

Retrial of Altans case to begin in October

Court rejects requests for Ahmet Altan, Nazlı Ilıcak and their three co-defendants to be released pending trial Th...

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