What's now called Turkey was once the center of the Ottoman Empire, a global hub of culture and science during its heyday, which lasted over 600 years. It was the birthplace of the first surgical atlas and the first watch that measured time in minutes, and it's where astronomers first calculated the eccentricity of the Sun's orbit. Today, Turkey is better known for its rich cultural heritage, with large numbers of Russian and German tourists haggling over evil eyes, sipping Turkish tea in bazaars, and enjoying the hot water baths of Istanbul. With a population nearing 79 million people, Turkey also has high-quality and relatively cheap resources for developed markets to exploit capitalize on, along with a budding startup ecosystem. Deal sizes might be on the low side, but Turkish tech startups have stepped up to participate in the global AI race.
Aug-26-2019, 15:19:26 GMT