The WCFIA/CMES Middle East Seminar presents
Turkish political commentator, journalist, and author
Ece Temelkuran is a Turkish journalist and author. She was a columnist for Milliyet (2000–2009) and Habertürk (2009 – January 2012), and a presenter on Habertürk TV (2010–2011). She was twice named Turkey's "most read political columnist". Her columns have also been published in international media such as The Guardian and Le Monde Diplomatique. A graduate of Ankara University's Faculty of Law, she has published 12 books, including two published in English (Deep Mountain, Across the Turkish-Armenian Divide, Verso 2010, and Book of the Edge, BOA Editions 2010). Deep Mountain was written in 2008 when she was a visiting fellow at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism. Her first novel, Muz Sesleri (Banana Sounds), was published in 2010 and has been translated into Arabic and Polish; and her bibliography includes Ne Anlatayım Ben Sana! (What am I Going to Tell You!, Everest, 2006), on hunger strikes by Turkish political prisoners. She was awarded the Human Rights Association of "Turkey's Ayşe Zarakolu Freedom of Thought Award" in 2008.
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