Turkey’s startups following the coup attempt

I try to post original content during the week, and link to external content that I find interesting on the weekends. However, this weekend there were three pieces of external content that I wanted to refer you to. I think that this third piece is worth reading now rather than later, so I’m sharing it on a Monday.

In particular, this weekend there was an informative Techcrunch piece by Elmira Bayrasli onĀ the impact of Turkey’s 15th of July failed military coup attempt on the country’s startup ecosystem.

The article highlights the thoughts of several entrepreneurs, investors, and other ecosystem members. The overall opinion seems to be that local entrepreneurs and investors accept that political and economic unpredictability are part of doing business in Turkey, and that while this has caused some fear among Western investors, there hasn’t been much of a change in appetite from local and Eastern investors.

You can read the full piece here.


Also published on Medium.