Ece Temelkuran is senior political columnist for Turkey’s leading quality daily, Milliyet, and regular contributor to Le Monde Diplomatique.She studied at the University of Ankara in the Faculty of Law, and started her career as a reporter on Cumhuriyet, Turkey's oldest and one-time most reputable centre-left newspaper. She has published widely and won numerous awards for her work, including the Pen for Peace Award, and Turkish Journalist of the Year. She is the author of several books, including, "What Is There For Me To Say!" on the hunger strikes by political prisoners in Turkey, and "We are Making A Revolution Here Senorita!" on the politics and every-day life in Chavez's Venezuela.