Baybars Orsek

Managing Director Logically Facts

Baybars Orsek is the VP and GM of Logically Facts. He is the former director of the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) and international programming at the Poynter Institute. Before joining IFCN, he founded Turkey’s first and only political fact-checking project Dogruluk Payi (Share of Truth), and Turkey’s open data platform Veri Kaynagi (Data Source). He has also served as the founding chairman of Turkey’s leading media non-profit Izlemedeyiz (On Watch). He organized Global Fact 6 in Cape Town in 2019 and Global Fact 9 in Oslo in 2022 while organizing two virtual Global Fact conferences in 2020 and 2021 amid the pandemic. His work has been featured by international outlets such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN, Der Spiegel, BBC, and Voice of America.

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