Elif Alcinkaya is an environmental engineer and journalist based in Kocaeli, Turkey.

She worked as a graphic designer for several publishing houses, also as a reporter for various local publications writing on labour rights, environment and gender issues. She also works as a union representative in Kocaeli. 

She has a degree in environmental engineering from Istanbul University (2004) and currently completing another degree in Occupational Health and Safety. 

Basic information

Name
Elif Alcinkaya
Title
Journalist
Expertise
Environmental engineer
Country
Turkey
City
Kocaeli

Supported projects

The Toxic Valley

  • Economy
  • Environment
  • Health
  • Industry
  • Work

DILOVASI - The Toxic Valley project looks into the environmental consequences of industrialisation in Turkey, and reveals a pattern of chemical dumping and polluting that has led to a widespread health crisis in the Kocaeli region, the most heavily industrialised area of the country.