Wednesday, February 29, 2012

From Ece Temelkuran: An open letter to Slavoj Zizek

Ece Temelkuran, a journalist who has written time and again about the undermined democratic rights and the proliferation of a culture of fear in Turkey (an example of which can be read here), and who, as a result of her opposing views, was recently fired from her news agency, has penned a letter addressed to the acclaimed cultural theorist and philosopher Slavoj Zizek. The letter was published in the New Statesmen, wherein Temelkuran expressed her unease with Zizek's support of the idea of Turkey as a model, pointing out Turkey's alarming record on human rights violations.