20 Sep: Author Ece Temelkuran on the struggles that have shaped Turkey


Award-winning Turkish writer Ece Temelkuran will discuss her latest release at Waterstones Trafalgar Square on 20 September

Join Index on Censorship’s CEO Jodie Ginsberg as she presents an evening with award-winning journalist and novelist Ece Temelkuran to discuss her latest book Turkey: The Insane and the Melancholy.

Temelkuran will talk about how her beloved home country’s struggles and tragedies have shaped Turkey and how taking on the AKP government caused her to lose her job as a journalist. She also sees hope in the Gezi Park protests of 2013, the HDP party’s 2015 electoral breakthrough and in the kindness of the country’s ordinary people. Also featuring the Middle East correspondent for the Independent, Patrick Cockburn.

When: Tuesday 20 September, 7pm
Where: Waterstones, Trafalgar Square (map)
Tickets: £2 from Waterstones. And also available in-store or via telephone 0207 839 4411