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Berat Albayrak, former finance minister and Serhat Albayrak's brother, speaks during a ceremony promoting Turkey Insurance, in Ankara, 7 September 2020, Halil Sagirkaya/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Turkey: SLAPP lawsuit filed against academic Yaman Akdeniz over Paradise Papers tweet

IFEX joins rights groups in calling for the lawsuit against Yaman Akdeniz to be dropped. It was launched because of his tweets about the censorship of reports into criminal investigations and civil lawsuits against journalists who reported on the Paradise Papers.

Demonstrators hold posters of jailed journalists while calling for their release, in front of a courthouse in Istanbul, Turkey, 9 September 2020, OZAN KOSE/AFP via Getty Images

New report on Turkey: 213 journalists stood trial in first four months of 2021; at least 68 were in prison

Expression Interrupted, a project undertaken by the P24 Platform for Independent Journalism, has published the first of its regular ‘Freedom of Expression and the Press Agenda’ reports.

Turkish journalist and writer Ahmet Altan (C), with his children Kerem (L) and Senem (R), poses for AFP at his home minutes after he arrived following his release from jail, in Istanbul, Turkey, 14 April 2021, BULENT KILIC/AFP via Getty Images

Turkey: Writer Ahmet Altan released after Supreme Court overturns his conviction

Altan and his co-defendant Nazlı Ilıcak, whose conviction was also overturned, were sentenced in November 2019 to 10 years and 6 months and 8 years and 9 months in prison respectively, on the charge of “aiding a terrorist organization”.