Ece Temelkuran (born 22 July 1973, Izmir) 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 fired from Habertürk after writing articles critical of the government's handling of the December 2011 Uludere massacre and others critical of the government. 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). In 2008 she was a visiting fellow at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, during which time she wrote Deep Mountain, Across the Turkish-Armenian Divide. Her books include 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.
Her first novel, Muz Sesleri ("Banana Sounds") was published in 2010 and has been translated into Arabic.
- ecetemelkuran.com, About
- haberler.com, Ece Temelkuran
- Al Akhbar, 6 January 2012, Firing Turkey’s Ece Temelkuran: The Price of Speaking Out
- Ayla Albayrak, Wall Street Journal blog, 9 January 2012, Turkish Colonel, Journalist Fired Over Kurdish Killings
- Ece Temelkuran, 27 January 2012, Turkish journalists are very frightened – but we must fight this intimidation
- sendika.org, 19 January 2012, Turkish “democracy”: The two articles that caused the firing of Turkish journalist Ece Temelkuran
- BOA Editions, Ltd., Book of the Edge
- Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, Ece Temelkuran
- Article by Ece Temelkuran, The Guardian, "Yet again Turkey’s children have awoken to darkness at dawn"