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Will new Turkish fact-checking site be able to hold politicians accountable?

Turkey’s first and only political fact-checking website aims to make political actors in Turkey accountable for their statements.

Every year since 2009, the prominent Sabanci Foundation has been naming “Turkey’s Change Makers” winners. The foundation then releases “the extraordinary stories of unique people” who contribute to social development. The awards are given in categories of civic participation, economic development, education, environment, health and social justice. On Dec. 15, Dogruluk Payi (Share of Truth), Turkey’s first and only political fact-checking website, was announced as the fourth Change Maker of the seventh season.

An initiative of the Dialogue for a Common Future Association, Dogruluk Payi was launched in June 2014. Its young founders were concerned about Turkey’s polarized culture and the truthfulness of political statements.

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