President Gül encourages Apple to invest in R&D in Turkey

February 04, 2014, Tuesday/ 17:17:00/ TODAY'S ZAMAN

Turkish President Abdullah Gül has said Apple should consider investing in research and development in Turkey.

In a Tuesday meeting with Apple CEO Tim Cook in Ankara, Gül said Turkey's young and dynamic population, large hinterland and incentives, including tax breaks on research and development, are some major advantages of investing in Turkey.

Cook said that Apple puts strong emphasis on programming education, adding that there are 70,000 registered application developers and 9,000 registered applications in Turkey. Cook also said he will take a close look at research and development investments in Turkey.

Tim announced that an unprecedented Apple store will be opened in İstanbul in April. 

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