In Conversation with Philippa Thomas: Turkey and the Loss of Democracy Elif Shafak

2017 Oslo Freedom Forum in New York
September 19, 2017

At a time when Turkey is experiencing a rise in authoritarianism, award-winning novelist and political commentator Elif Shafak urges writers and citizens not to be apolitical. At OFF in NY, she spoke with the BBC's Philippa Thomas about democratic backsliding in Turkey and the self-censorship of writers and journalists that comes with loss of democracy.