Zeynep is a Turkish investigative journalist and the managing editor of the non-profit investigative news platform The Black Sea (theblacksea.eu). She is the liaison for The Black Sea’s work with the European Investigative Collaborations (EIC) network (https://eic.network/), where she is also a board member. She is also currently a doctoral student at Heidelberg University in Germany.
She was part of EIC’s cross-border investigations Football Leaks, Malta Files and Billions for Borders. With Malta Files, she and her team documented for the first time the offshore riches of Turkey’s then prime minister Binali Yildirim as well as the Erdogan family. Her other investigations include following the EU money given to Turkey for refugees, corruption in Turkish football, exploitative practices in the agriculture sector, violations of multinational companies manufacturing in Turkey, and child labor.