Ece is a novelist and political thinker whose writings appeared in the Guardian, the New York Times and the New Statesman. She has twice been named as Turkey’s most read woman columnist. In the book “How to Lose a Country” she looks at political events around the world and addresses trends of Authoritarianism. Her work also explores issues that are controversial in Turkey, such as the Kurdish and Armenian struggles and freedom of expression. She was fired in 2011 for criticising the Turkish government and subsequently she moved to Zagreb. She is strongly engaged in democratic issues and known to raise her voice for the oppressed. The project “Letters From Now” is her contribution to a world with strong interpersonal relations, sincere listening and diverse friendships.
At THE NEW INSTITUTE Ece is involved in the program “The Future of Democracy“.
essayWhen Your Country Is Not Your Country Anymore
Our fellow Ece Temelkuran asks if she will ever be able to return home to Turkey – or worse, will there be a home to return to?
interviewA Century of Homelessness
Ece Temelkuran on Loss and Displacement.
PAPER EDITIONOn Hope
Hope is a promise, a contradiction, a quiet revolution.
Ece Temelkuran | Markus Gabriel | Lea Ypi | Jonathan White | Georg Diez | The Future of Democracy | The Human Condition in the 21st Century | Paper Edition vol.2 | Art |
interviewHope and Faith
Ece Temelkuran is a novelist and political commentator whose work explores issues that are controversial in Turkey, such as the Kurdish and Armenian struggles and freedom of expression.
Ece Temelkuran | The Future of Democracy | Paper Edition vol.2 |