Pelin Ünker, Turkey, is an investigative journalist working with Deutsche Welle.
She worked at Cumhuriyet newspaper for 10 years as an economics correspondent and finance editor.
Ünker has worked on ICIJ’s Panama Papers, Paradise Papers, Implant Files, FinCEN Files, The Ericsson List, Pandora Papers, The Uber Files and Shadow Diplomats investigations.
Her work has included investigations on macro-economic 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 the Ugur Mumcu Investigative Journalism Award, the Investigative Reporting Award by the Progressive Journalists Association and the Transparency Award by Transparency International Turkey.
In 2019, Ünker was awarded the Don Bolles Medal by Investigative Reporters and Editors.
In 2022, she won the News of the Year Award from the Turkish Journalists' Association and European Union Investigative Journalism Award from BIRN and the Journalists' Association.
Ünker is a doctoral student in economics at the Istanbul University and is writing a dissertation about the impact of fiscal policy on poverty and income inequality in Turkey.