About Andrea

I am a media professional who has worked for almost ten years in the field. I am specialized in the history and the political and social realities 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 in Turkish Studies, at Leiden University; I am spending Fall semester 2019 at Sabanc─▒ University in Istanbul, where I am also conducting research for my MA thesis, which focuses on the connected and transnational histories of the Turkish Left during the 1960s and 1970s.

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.