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.