Evren from Turkey – YourPost’s DNA

My name is Evren Baba. I am 23 years old. I was born and raised in İstanbul, Turkey. I came Leeuwarden as an exchange student. I study Communication at NHL University. I chose to be in Leeuwarden. Because, living in a place like Netherlands is different for me, but living in a small but exciting city like Leeuwarden is totally something else. ????

I really like Leeuwarden because, it’s a small city but also you can have everything what you need in here. You can reach whatever you need with a bike in 15 min. Furthermore, Leeuwarden is a place full of nice people. Everyone is respectful and full of energy. It is not to hard to see people who says hello to you in the street. Even, if they don’t know you at all. ????
The most special place in Leeuwarden for me I think is train station. Because, it’s where everything has started. It is my entrance point to this new universe for me. ????

I met with YourPost thanks to a course that I take at the university. With this chance, I found a place that I can share my work on journalism in Netherlands. Also, I met with a lot of great people. Especially, with our editors Aukje and Piet. But the most important thing for me that makes the YourPost special is the way how we work. We work as a family but not just an online news website.

YourPost is a press office for civil journalism. Volunteers, students and professionals together tell stories about Leeuwarden and Fryslân and the people who live there. With the aim of showing the special character of the region. This in the run-up to Leeuwarden-Fryslân 2018. Who forms YourPost’s DNA?