Pelin Unker

Turkey
Member

Pelin Ünker, Turkey, is a freelance investigative journalist.

She worked at Cumhuriyet newspaper for ten years as an economics correspondent and finance editor. Her stories are now published by Deutsche Welle, Tageszeitung and some Turkish websites.

She has worked on ICIJ’s Panama Papers and Paradise Papers investigations.

Her work has included investigations on macroeconomic data on the state of the Turkish economy. She has also investigated corruption, tax avoidance and evasion, privatizations, public contracts and other subjects. Her work has been honored with Ugur Mumcu Investigative Journalism Award by Progressive Journalists Association in 2016 and the Transparency Award by Transparency International Turkey in 2017.

She is a doctoral student in economics in Istanbul University and is writing a dissertation about the impact of fiscal policy on poverty and income inequality in Turkey.