Top Apple execs to discuss $4 billion iPad deal with Turkish president

Apple CEO Tim Cook and select executives will reportedly visit Turkey in February to discuss a potential iPad in education deal worth over $4 billion, while saving time to stop by the country’s first brick-and-mortar Apple Store.

CEO Tim Cook and some other Apple executives will be visiting Turkey in February to discuss a potential education deal estimated to be worth up to $4 billion, according to local publication Emlak Kulisi. Cook is expected to meet with Turkish President Abdullah Gül to discuss the country’s “FATIH Project,” which will replace textbooks and other aspects of Turkish schooling with tablets and computers. Apple has been vying to make the iPad Turkey’s tablet of choice; in May, controversial Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan visited Apple’s headquarters.

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