“The leader of Germany can do better than making arms deals with Turkey while criticizing human rights violations there.”

Ece Temelkuran is an award-winning Turkish journalist and author. A graduate of Ankara University's Faculty of Law, she was fired from her job as a TV presenter in 2011 for criticizing the Turkish government over the Uludere massacre. She has published 12 books, both fiction and non-fiction, exploring hunger strikes, childhood imaginations and right-wing populism. Her columns have been published in international media such as the Guardian, New York Times and Der Spiegel. She has been twice recognized as Turkey’s most read political columnist, and twice rated as one of the ten most influential people in social media.

“Ece Temelkuran is a passionate authentic voice whose fearless stand against authoritarian incursion is inspiring. She writes with an urgent conviction that has never been more important than now.’ – Tina Brown, award-winning journalist and editor

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