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Ece Temelkuran - Erdogan, Enough Is Enough


Ece Temelkuran, is a journalist, activist and author who has twice been named Turkey’s “most read political columnist”. She is currently campaigning with the famous hashtag #Tamam, which means “Enough’. It is circulating around on social media after President Erdogan announced he would step down if the people wanted it. She was infamously fired in 2012 by the Habert√ºrk newspaper because of articles your wrote that were critical of the Turkish government, and the massacre of dozens of Kurdish teenagers. Ece has published 14 books including the best sellers – Women Who Blow on Knots and Turkey: The Insane & The Melancholy, which have won numerous awards.
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00:00 | Trailer
03:40 Brian’s thoughts on the episode
05:46 Brian’s introduction
06:16 Ece compares opportunity to “make it” in London with New York
09:05 Ece’s insider view of tensions in Turkey caused by Eastern and Western influences
16:37 Mother’s early influence on Ece’s future storytelling writing style
21:26 Study of law helps her journalism, but she has only been moved to take one case
26:01 Why she has written about the plight of the Kurdish people
27:56 Interesting time living in politicised Ankara
29:43 Joy of having her first book turned into a stage play
32:09 Inspiration for writing and where she finds freedom to do it
38:24 Beirut gives you an illusion
40:32 Why Ece returned to journalism and retains her storytelling style
41:46 Fired as a journalist and facing horrifying massive backlash on social media
49:31 Writing new book ‘How to Lose a Country’ about government paid social media detractors
53:53 Erdoğan, his background, the events and the network which brought him to power
58:22 Politics is about power and money
1:00:12 2016 Turkish coup d’√™tat attempt, how Erdoƒüan used it
1:05:09 When you love your country, but he doesn’t love you back, it is heart breaking
1:13:21 USA included in global pattern of what is happening in Turkey, Ece warns
1:16:04 Women should take-action now, rationally, in their communities
1:19:16 Famous people highlight protest movements, but it is the collective invisible who make change
1:22:15 What we can learn from the 1970s
1:23:15 The new book ‘How to Lose a County ‚Äì The New Ice Age of Politics’ will be non-fiction
1:35:10 Inspired by her time in Venezuela
1:26:10 Her daily writing routine
1:27:59 Success secrets
1:28:24 What is her super power to achieve so much
1:29:45 What would temporarily satisfy her
1:31:55 Best and worst day of her life
1:33:36 What we would be surprised to know about Ece
1:34:23 What keeps her awake at night
1:35:04 What scares Ece1:35:49 Does she feel a responsibility to the people of Turkey to keep writing
1:37:54 Telephone call to the 20-year old Ece
1:39:03 Best advice you ever received with an explanation of book title ‘Women Who Blow on Knots’
1:43:54 Advice to the young man or woman listening from a country with an authoritarian leader
1:46:36 Brian’s summing up.


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