Apple going to open first Turkey office

11:05 01.08.2013

U.S. tech giant Apple is set to open an executive office in Istanbul, marking the first of its expected investments in Turkey.

Apple has rented an office in the business towers of Buyaka on the Asian side of Istanbul, an executive of Buyaka, a real estate and management company, confirmed in a telephone interview with the Hürriyet Daily News July 31.

Apple CEO Tim Cook recently stated that they would open Apple stores and iTunes stores in Turkey, after opening an office in the country.

In addition, Apple is one of the 11 companies that submitted their offers for a tender in June to purchase at least 10.6 million tablet PCs as part of the Education Ministry’s “Fatih project” to distribute the devices in schools.

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited Silicon Valley in San Francisco in May for a tour of leading technology companies, including Microsoft (a bidder company in the tender), Apple and Google, before launching the Fatih project tender.

Adapted from TODAY.AZ