About Andrea

Andrea Cortellari is an Italian journalist based in in the Netherlands. He is impassioned about those places where human stories cross the path of History, and has a strong will of putting those encounters into words.

He currently works as a freelance journalist while doing a Masters degree in Middle Eastern/Turkish Studies at Leiden University.

Previously based in Milan, he has worked for Il Giornale and its sister publication Gli occhi della guerra as a Breaking News Editor, focusing on Turkey and its neighbouring region.

Active on social media, he shares good reads and occasional thoughts on Facebook and sometimes on Twitter.

If not working, he nurtures a great passion for black music and the musical expression of cultures faraway from his own. Sometimes he also blogs about it.