Talking Turkey: an overview of telecoms infrastructure in the Turkish market
Where does the opportunity lie in this changing country?
Turkey has had its fair share of disruption over the last few years, but beyond that is a young and data-hungry population, committed and ambitious MNOs and Europe’s fifth-largest towerco. In this article, we assess how the market has responded to both positive and negative developments and assess the state of telecoms infrastructure in Turkey as a whole.
The political and economic situation in Turkey
Straddling the Bosphorous between Europe and Asia, Turkey looks both to the west and the east for its heritage, and for its future. Between 2005 and 2016, Turkey was in ongoing accession talks with the European Union, however as the country has slipped towards more autocratic rule, those talks have effectively come to a halt.