Ece Temelkuran

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Ece Temelkuran
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Born22 July 1973

Ece Temelkuran (born 22 July 1973, Izmir[1][2]) 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).[1] She was fired from Habertürk after writing articles critical of the government, especially its handling of the December 2011 Uludere massacre.[3][4][5][6] She was twice named Turkey's "most read political columnist".[citation needed] Her columns have also been published in international media such as The Guardian and Le Monde Diplomatique.[1]

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).[1] 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.[1][7] Her books include Ne Anlatayım Ben Sana! ("What am I Going to Tell You!", Everest, 2006), on hunger strikes by Turkish political prisoners.[8] She was awarded the Human Rights Association of Turkey's Ayşe Zarakolu Freedom of Thought Award in 2008.[1]

Her first novel, Muz Sesleri ("Banana Sounds"), was published in 2010 and has been translated into Arabic[1] and Polish.[9]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g, About
  2. ^, Ece Temelkuran
  3. ^ Al Akhbar, 6 January 2012, Firing Turkey’s Ece Temelkuran: The Price of Speaking Out
  4. ^ Ayla Albayrak, Wall Street Journal blog, 9 January 2012, Turkish Colonel, Journalist Fired Over Kurdish Killings
  5. ^ Ece Temelkuran, 27 January 2012, Turkish journalists are very frightened – but we must fight this intimidation
  6. ^, 19 January 2012, Turkish “democracy”: The two articles that caused the firing of Turkish journalist Ece Temelkuran
  7. ^ BOA Editions, Ltd., Book of the Edge
  8. ^ Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, Ece Temelkuran
  9. ^ "Odgłosy rosnących bananów". Retrieved 2017-03-17.

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