The Somalia Investor – Issue#3
Friendly. This is the first feeling one gets upon entering any Turkish office in Mogadishu. A taut but easy smile, an outstretched arm, and a quick request of whether one would like to try Turkish tea. During the brief engagement in that particular office, a conversation between two can easily turn into a conversation between five and a simple conversational point can be elaborately spread out. When the session of engagement ends; handshakes and a parting gift: will you take
this box of Turkish sweets?
It is the Turkish way. This friendliness. The explorative expansion of talks and ideas. The openness to risk. But most of all, the promise of ‘let’s do this again.’