#OsloFF in New York Talk — Elif Shafak with Philippa Thomas, 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.