Ahmet Altan is currently in prison pending trial. The prison administration arbitrarily bans all written correspondence with Ahmet Altan, but letters sent to are read by the author during his one-hour weekly visits with his attorneys. ”Open” letters sent to Ahmet Altan and/or  his brother Mehmet, who is also in prison pending trial, can be viewed at To add your name to an international petition calling for the release of Ahmet Altan along with other incarcerated writers in Turkey, please go to this page.

For all inquiries about Ahmet Altan’s foreign rights, please write to Levent Yılmaz at

To contact Altan’s publishers in Turkey, please write to Cem İleri at

Questions about the legal process and campaigns supporting Altan can be directed to Yasemin Çongar at