About Andrea

Andrea Cortellari is a journalist based in Leiden (NL). He is passionate about the places where human stories cross the path of History, and has a strong will to put those encounters into words.

He currently works as a freelance journalist and follows a Master Program in Middle Eastern Studies/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 and lately started focusing on Turkey and the neighbouring region.

Active on social media, he shares good reads and the occasional thought on Facebook and more sporadically on Twitter. When he is not working he nurtures a huge passion for black music and the musical expressions of cultures far away from its own. Sometimes he also blogs about it.