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16 April 2014, Wednesday
 
 
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President Gül visits Silicon Valley, shares snapshots on Twitter

IN THIS PHOTO SHARED BY TURKISH PRESIDENT ABDULLAH GÜL ON HIS TWITTER ACCOUNT, GÜL (3RD L) AND HIS WIFE HAYRUNNISA (3RD R) ARE ACCOMPANIED BY FORMER US SECRETARY OF STATE CONDOLEEZZA RICE (2ND L) AS THEY VISIT STANFORD UNIVERSITY IN THE US. (PHOTO: TWITTER.COM/CBABDULLAHGUL)
24 May 2012, Thursday /TODAY'S ZAMAN
President Abdullah Gül, who is currently in the US, visited the Silicon Valley in the San Francisco Bay Area on Thursday and shared details and pictures of his trip on the social networking website Twitter.

Gül, who is known to be an active Twitter user, said on his account that he traveled to the Silicon Valley on Thursday after attending a two-day NATO Summit on Sunday and Monday. “This is the first time a Turkish president travels to this region of the US. Here is where technology that changes our lives is born,” he tweeted.

He also shared photos of his visit to Stanford University, where he delivered a speech at the Business School. He said former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, who is currently a professor at Stanford, accompanied him during the visit.

“Stanford University is where Silicon Valley was first born. All these companies -- HP, Cisco, Google and Yahoo -- emerged from this university,” he tweeted.

Gül also met with Apple CEO Tim Cook as he visited the Apple headquarters on Thursday. He said Cook and other Apple executives briefed him about the company.

 
 
COMMENTS
If Turkey already spends very little on purchasing weapons, then it is good news. However, there is still a lot of poverty in Turkey, despite her being a rich country. In my opinion, the government's first priority should be to eliminate this poverty, and ensure that every child is well fed and educ...
Shams
Shams, Turkiye spends the least % of its GDP on weapons in the region.
GeneralSherman
OSMAN Gul is the only statesman "like" figure that Turkey has, BUT he is also not perfect. While he appears to be modern and forward thinking, one has to only read his personal bio to get the full picture. I am sure MR SEZER was not perfect, but neither is the esteemed MR GUL. No barking requir...
Me
If Turkey wants to be a leader in high technology, she must take care of her poor, especially her poor children. No child should be hungry, and no child should be working. Turkey should divert some money from arms purchases and use it to improve public schools, offering free breakfast and lunch to t...
Shams
Maasha-Allah, Turkey is blessed with great leaders with vision. They are honest and love to empress science as every sincere muslim should. InshaAllah we in Somalia will one day hope to have leaders like Gul and Erdogan. They are men who love their country and love to impress change that has impact ...
Abdallah As-Somali
Why not a Silicon Valley in Turkey
Raffi
turks are slowly but surely taken the right the steps
wildTurkey
Fantastic... now compare Mr. Gul to that horrible nightmare fellow name Sezer!!! but the kemalists will continue to bark like dogs!!!
Osman
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