Ergin Hava is an Istanbul-based financial and political journalist. He received his BA at British Literature in Hacettepe University in Ankara in 2008. The same year he began working for English-language daily Today's Zaman. He recently had to step down as business editor after his newspaper was seized by the Turkish government. He has been involved in joint projects with some leading NGOs and outlets including Deutsche Welle and Thomson Reuters. He currently works as a freelance reporter covering Turkey and the region.