Keen On… The Bosphorus: Is Istanbul The Next Berlin? [TCTV]

Earlier this month, I had the good fortune to attend DLD Bosphorus, an event held in Istanbul and featuring some of the hottest Turkish start-ups and entrepreneurs. It was a memorable evening. Held on the banks of the Bosphorus, at Istanbul’s amazing Modern Museum of Art, the DLD event featured a number of leading Turkish entrepreneurs including Sina Afra, the CEO of the private shopping club Markafoni and Sureyya Ciliv, the CEO of the dominant Turkish cellphone provider Turkcell. And after dinner, I was lucky enough to interview both Afra and Ciliv about the local tech scene in Turkey. So what’s really happening on the banks of the Bosphorus? I asked two of Turkey’s most successful entrepreneurs. Their answers might convince some startup entrepreneurs to head east – to a place that, literally, bridges Europe with Asia.