Journalists in Prison

MLSA, MLDI take jailed journalist Sayılgan’s case to ECtHR

9 October 2018


  • The first application of a Turkish journalist to the European Court of Human Rights was filed in collaboration with international lawyers.
  • News stories are the only evidence against the Kurdish journalist.

  • The application argues that there have been violations of his right to liberty, free-speech and a fair trial.



Case of Altan brothers and Ilıcak is brought before the appeal court

21 September 2018

Four journalists, Ahmet Altan, Mehmet Altan, Fevzi Yazıcı and Nazlı Ilıcak, have appealed to the İstanbul Regional Court of Justice 2. Criminal Chamber against a lower court’s ruling finding them guilty of “attempting to overthrow the constitutional order”.

The defendants were found guilty of civic disruption over books and articles they published and statements they made on Can Erzincan TV. The prosecution requested that the appeal be dismissed on the grounds that their activities constitute “intangible threats” to the Turkish state.