Erkan Pehlivan is a freelance journalist from Frankfurt, Germany.
Erkan writes for several German newspapers and works for German television stations NDR, MDR and ZDF. Erkan's work focuses on Turkish-German and Turkish-European relations, human rights and the activities of the Turkish Intelligence (MiT).
Erkan had documented cases of imams employed by the Turkish-Islamic Union for Religious Affairs (DITIB) acting as spies within German mosques. He was also part of the Black Sites Turkey investigation team that covered the MITs extraordinary renditions program.