About Us

We are Michael, Alina, Dariia, Maviye, and Tomacco Erasmus+ volunteers, volunteering at GSM. Let us introduce ourselves 😊 Dariia Riabokin (Derya) Hey) Do you want to get one more name? Welcome to Turkey. I am 21 years old Ukrainian girl, whose name is Dariia, but everybody here changed it to Derya, which means river or … More About Us

Who We Are

Who we are… GSM – Youth Services Centre is a youth organization that has been founded by a group of young people in 1985 in Ankara, Turkey. Since its first day, GSM has actively worked in youth field and until today it has created and successfully implemented many national and international youth projects. GSM is … More Who We Are

Mild winter

December has come and 2020 enters its encore, the classic sense of the holiday season is unrecognisable. Covid restrictions are in full swing, however that hasn’t stopped us from making the most of the festive jollies, it’s been a month of optimism and hope an imagery symbol of this could be that hats and gloves are only … More Mild winter

The last of 2020

Imagine this, you wake up on Sunday and your flatmate made Turkish kahvaltı. Nothing gets better than that. Anyway, so December has passed already? The restrictions are still in order, meaning lots of quality time in bed with a book and a Turkish coffee. One weekend I went to a nearby city called Sakarya to … More The last of 2020

Seasons change

November has been a month of much change globally; we begin to feel the early signs of winter, and with this the numbers of Covid has risen drastically which has led to nations enacting tougher restrictions. Here in the Turkey, one of the foundations of culture is restaurants of which has been forced to close their doors … More Seasons change

Exploring Turkey

This week was an active week. I participated in the online debate “virtual exchange”, this is my first experience in such a debate. We discussed the topics “how lockdown has affected mental health” and “electrical cars are better than normal cars”. It was very interesting and informative. We also visited Anıtkabir .. – the mausoleum … More Exploring Turkey

Second month

Second month passed as a volunteer in Turkey .. I promised to tell you about my trip to Adana. Adana is a very beautiful city. I really liked the “taş köprü” bridge. The bridge is over a thousand years old, and it continues to work! I also remember the “Sabancı merkez camii” mosque. It is … More Second month

New beginnings

I am so pleased that I decided to come as a volunteer in Turkey. This is my first month in Ankara and during this time I managed to visit different places and İ met different people. When İ arrived , firstly I met our coordinators and the other volunteers like me. During this month we … More New beginnings