Turkish PM visits Apple, Google & Microsoft ahead of tender for 10.6m tablets for schools

Turkish PM visits Apple, Google & Microsoft ahead of tender for 10.6m tablets for schools

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New Turkish Prime Minister Recep Erdoğan has visited Apple, Google and Microsoft in the run-up to a tender for 10.6 million tablets for use in Turkish schools as part of a major modernization program in which textbooks will be replaced by tablets and chalkboards by electronic whiteboards … The FATIH...
Turkish PM visits Apple, Google & Microsoft ahead of tender for 10.6m tablets for schools
                                       

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