Ece Temelkuran is an award-winning Turkish writer and journalist. Ece writes in both Turkish and English. She speaks Turkish, English, some Arabic and French.
Ece started learning English when she was 13 and says she is still learning.
"I became an international journalist after learning English."
"My favourite word is 'resilience' because we don't have this word in Turkish."
"...reading magazines, newspapers, watching TV - English TV shows with Turkish subtitles, which helps a lot."
"...you are in an endless, limitless plateau which is very, very hard to conquer..."
"...not to be discouraged by the attitude of people on the streets in London or New York because they speak very fast. You feel you don't speak English and they are speaking another language..."
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