Mehmet Atakan Foça

Founder & Editor-in-Chief,

Founder & Editor-in-Chief



In 2009 Mehmet Atakan Foça started journalism as a reporter for a local newspaper. After his internship in Bianet in the summer of 2011, he was the editor of the Refugee TV news site, which was conducted by Amnesty International Turkey. During the internship in BBC Turkish, London in the summer of 2013, he met with topics such as mobile journalism, digital media and the future of journalism, and headed to this field. Awarded by Transparency International. Led to translation of Verification Handbook to Turkish. He continues to investigate digital data verification techniques for journalists, data journalism, social media for journalists, and search practices. He is the founder of, Turkey’s bilingual verification website.

23 May 2017

Spotlight on the Mediterranean