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Ece Temelkuran
Author, political commentator

Ece Temelkuran is a novelist and a political commentator. She is the author of the celebrated 2019 book How to Lose a Country: The 7 Steps from Democracy to Dictatorship, about common global patterns of right-wing populism. She was one of the most-read columnists in Turkey until she lost her job due to her oppositional views of the ruling party. In her forthcoming book, Together: 10 Choices for a Better Now, she discusses political and moral solutions for our age.