Turkey: The Insane and the Melancholy
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Published By Zed Books
ISBN : 9781783608898
Category : Middle East
Format : Paperback
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A wonderful book that gives a fascinating if frightening insight into the reasons why Turkey is becoming an authoritarian state. It gives an engrossing and intimate sense of the impact this development has on every aspect of life. --Patrick Cockburn, author of The Rise of Islamic State

Ece Temelkuran is a patriot - no other word will do - who, with this book, has become one with those who have stood up throughout history to despotic and criminal leaders. --Seymour Hersh, author of The Killing of Osama Bin Laden

Ece Temelkuran stares modern Turkey squarely in the eye to give a clear-sighted view of the crisis gripping the country. Temelkuran's writing delights in using the riches of language and the power of the image to create vivid insights into Turkey's turbulent past and present. --Jodie Ginsberg, Index on Censorship

Ece Temelkuran is one of Turkey's best-known authors and political commentators. She has won numerous awards for her work, including the Pen for Peace award and the Turkish journalist of the year. She was previously a journalist, before her outspoken criticism of government repression led to her losing her job. Her previous books in English include Deep Mountain: Across the Turkish-Armenian Divide (2010) and the poetry collection Book of the Edge (2010). She has written for The Guardian, New Statesman and New Left Review.


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