‘We become what we think about’ “After only two months, we have a new magazine issue for you to enjoy. Each magazine is special to us because every volunteer takes part in the idea generation, article writing and even page editing. We want this to be a learning experience for us and for you as … More Have you read the E. V. E. T magazine?
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… 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
People often asked me whether I miss my country and family, on what I replied, not without a pride, that I didn`t. But now it seems that melancholy, which has been attacking me recently, is actually a home-sickness, I just wasn`t aware of it. Yesterday was one of such sad-for-no-reason days. I quickly put on the cloth … More About home-sickness
I know I have been writing about making wishes that come true. Once, I said I would love to attend Koray Avci’s concert and it happened. It came true.Another wish has just come true. Which one?I have always wanted to attend a traditional Turkish wedding. I wanted to discover the mysteries of the ‘Kına Gecesi’ … More The one with the Turkish wedding
We left at 4:40 am. Except for our bus, several more went from the hotel. Those who wanted to ride in hot air balloons also got into their transport. Strangely, they left at the same hour as we did. We could go later, since the balloons need time to get into the air, and it … More Hot air balloons in Cappadocia
A group of friends has a cafe where they meet all the time. An office worker feels relaxed between the shelves with sauces and pasta in a favorite supermarket at the end of the day. Even cats come to the same fences to purr about their cat affairs. It is in nature of all alive creatures to find a place and stick to … More One day at the park
‘Yüce dağ değil idum duman sardi başumiSevduğum beni ağlar ah benda sevduğumiKayik gelur uzaktan dalgalara karişmişDaha kavuşamadan mevlam ayriluk yazmiş’ . . . These are the lyrics that caught my attention while I was watching a Turkish soap opera months ago. Fascinated by the voice that sang them, I immediately searched to see whose voice … More A wish comes true
On the first day of my arrival in Ankara, I was greeted by other volunteers who had arrived before me. I recall the curious and smiling faces of them all and just had the thought that this will be the start of an amazing experience. And I wasn’t wrong at all to think that. Every day … More The beginning of everything
Spring has sprung and life moves with more colour in both nature and the people for the first time since November the sense of Turkish culture feels present, restaurants reopen and the streets feel alive with energy and joy. However, we were hit by a snow storm which caught us off guard a little, Snow in March in Turkey!! … More Finally it has happened to me…
Dancing is what makes me feel great, I didn’t dance for a long time, so the time I heard about the dancing club which had opened recently I decided to attend the bachata dance classes. I met a lot of new people, who usually can relax after working at the office by dancing. It was … More Being full of love to share!
Hello to the year 2021. I guess all people were waiting for the beginning of a new year in order to start everything from the very beginning. It’s like a tradition to promise yourself to leave everything in the past and plan your future. New Year is like Monday but the bigger event of course. … More You need to fall down and take a new skill…