Technology Is The Path To Turkey’s Future

Posted: 04/01/2015 in personal

TechCrunch

Editor’s note: Metehan Oguz is on the Turkish Heritage Organization Board of Trustees and is president and CEO of Oguz Consulting.

While most tech followers might not know it yet, there’s a new country emerging as a leader in technology. Turkey’s rapid economic growth, even in the face of the global economic downturn, has made it a model for dozens of countries across the world looking to develop everything from a robust banking system to health care reform. While this growth was impressive, it has set up the country for an even more exciting period: an explosion of technology-based businesses and homegrown innovation.

With its young and connected population, Turkey is becoming a hotbed of invention and a target for investment. Half of the country’s population is under 30, and Turkey has a higher expected college graduation rate than Italy. Eighty-four percent of the country owns a mobile device, and…

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