Nevşin Mengü is a prominent Turkish journalist, news anchor, and writer with a fearless conviction to uncover the truth.
Known best for her insightful coverage of political events and issues, Mengü was a correspondent in Iran during the Green Revolution before returning to Istanbul where she grew her career as a writer and journalist. Working for several major news outlets in the country, she eventually became a prime-time news anchor for CNN Türk in 2011.
Determined to report on the truth and call out oppression, Mengü was taken off the air in 2016 after making a minor correction on a claim made by President Erdoğan. She would subsequently be forced to resign from the network. The incident was not Mengü’s first tussle with the President and his supporters; she had criticized the President’s sexist remarks about women on social media.
Not allowing the dismissal to discourage her from covering Turkey’s pressing socio-political issues, Mengü continued working as a journalist writing at BirGün Newspaper and the online publication Diken. She currently presents a weekly online news show on Youtube, amassing an audience of close to 500,000 subscribers.