Born 1973 in Turkey, Ece Temelkuran is one of Turkey’s best-known journalists and political commentators. She has been a journalist since 1993 and has been writing political columns since 2000. Her investigative journalism books broach subjects that are highly controversial in Turkey, such as Kurdish and Armenian issues, the women's movement, and political prisoners. She has published widely and won numerous awards for her work, including the Pen for Peace Award and Turkish Journalist of the Year. Also she was a visiting fellow at the University of Oxford’s Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism.
As a writer she published 12 books and two of her books; “Deep Mountain, Across the Turkish-Armenian Divide” (Verso) and “Book of the Edge” (Boa Editions) is also published in English. Her first novel Muz Sesleri (The Sound of Bananas) has recently been published in Arabic and is presently being translated to be published in seven countries including Netherlands. Ece Temelkuran’s articles have been published in Nawaat, New Left Review, Le Monde Diplomatique, Global Voices Advocacy, Al Akhbar, New Statesman and the Guardian.