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Zeynep Sentek

The Black Sea (theblacksea.eu)
Journalist
Germany / Turkey
Zeynep is a Turkish journalist working for the non-profit investigative news platform The Black Sea (theblacksea.eu) on investigations, human rights, and workers’ rights.

She also coordinates The Black Sea's Turkey investigations, and is the liaison for its work with the European Investigative Collaborations (EIC) network [https://eic.network/], where she is also a board member.

Zeynep holds an MA in Conflict and Security from the University of Sussex in the UK, and is currently a doctoral student at Heidelberg University in Germany, studying Turkish civil-military relations.

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 first 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.

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