Baybars Örsek

Director of International Programming, Poynter; Director, IFCN

Baybars Örsek is the director of international programming at the Poynter Institute and director of the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN), the premier global coalition of fact-checking organizations. Before coming to Poynter, Örsek founded Turkey’s first and only political fact-checking project Dogruluk Payi (Share of Truth) in 2014 and Turkey's open data platform Veri Kaynagi (Data Source), as the founding chairman of Turkey’s leading media non-profit Izlemedeyiz (On Watch). Örsek is a frequent expert source for major media outlets around the world. He is a member of the board of trustees at TESEV, Turkey’s oldest think tank. Before launching Doğruluk Payı, he worked at his alma mater Istanbul Bilgi University. Örsek holds a B.A. degree in international relations and an M.A. degree in conflict resolution.