Ece Temelkuran


is a novelist and political thinker whose writing appears in The Guardian, The New York Times, and The New Statesman. She has twice been named Turkey’s most-read woman columnist. In her book How to Lose a Country, she looks at political events around the world and addresses trends in authoritarianism.

Survivors outside collapsed buildings in Kahramanmaras on February 8, 2023

Erdoğan Can’t Hide Any Longer Erdoğan Can’t Hide Any Longer

In Turkey, millions of people are suffering from a natural disaster without timely government aid. Meanwhile, Erdogan is planning for his next election. 

Feb 17, 2023 / Ece Temelkuran