About Andrea

I am a media professional who has worked for almost ten years in the field. I am specialized in the history, politics, and society of Turkey. I am a native Italian speaker, and I am fluent in English and Turkish. I can read French and Spanish.

I am currently the Turkey Media Roundup editor at Jadaliyya. As such, I compile weekly roundups that try to make sense of the variety of opinions about the more pressing political and social issues in Turkey, taking into account material published on both international media and local sources.

From 2011 to 2018 I was based in Milan, where I worked as a journalist and breaking news editor for the national daily il Giornale and for the website Gli occhi della guerra, now InsideOver Italia. As a journalist, I covered a vast array of topics, focusing mostly on foreign affairs, and particularly on Turkey. As part of my job, I realized both news updates and analytical essays, covering crucial moments of Turkey’s political life, such as the aftermath of the failed coup d’etat in 2016, and the constitutional referendum in 2017.

I am currently completing a Master’s in Middle Eastern Studies, with an emphasis on Turkish Studies, at Leiden University. I spent the Fall semester 2019 at Sabanc─▒ University in Istanbul, where I conducted research for my MA thesis, which focuses on the 1960s and early 1970s Turkish radical left.

I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Media and Communication Studies (Linguaggi dei Media, 2010) from the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Milan.