For almost 20 years, Onur has always been where the audience hungry for innovation was. Whether it was magazines, newspapers, television, or the internet, Onur was there, keeping his finger on the pulse of the trends.
He is known for finding and experiencing the newest & the finest and sharing these with his audience. In a sense, Onur has been influencing the masses since the days when the concept of ‘influencer’ did not exist. He does not merely follow the trends; he creates his own sensations.
However, it would be unfair to say that journalism is the only thing that Basturk, who constantly adapts and improves himself and presents all his new curiosities to the world as new projects, does.
He is a book writer, composer, and event organizer as well. And as of recently, with his latest project, ‘Yuzu’, he is also a brand owner.
Onur also just happens to be a true Aegean lover — which is another aspect of him that mostly those who have the chance to see him as a close friend, like me, know.
While preparing the ‘Friends of YEK’ interviews, I was jotting down the titles that came to my mind to describe those who are constantly inspired by the Aegean.
As soon as I thought of the phrase “My heart has stayed in the Aegean” (a song, or an open love letter to the Aegean, by Sezen Aksu), Onur was the first to cross my mind.
With his fondness for the Aegean, his articles that sends his readers to the Aegean shores, and his Sezen Aksu references, I knew that this was the right title for Onur, and Onur was the right name for this title.
Thankfully, Onur accepted my invitation. We have come together to talk about his latest project, which we follow with admiration, hoping that this little chat would let everyone know him a little better with his most sincere side…