President Abdullah Gül, as part of his program in San Francisco, visited Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Twitter.
President Gül, welcomed by founder Sergey Brin and Deputy Chairwoman Rachel Whetstone for Global Communications and Public Affairs upon his arrival, explored the facilities of Google about whose studies and projects he was informed by the officials.
After the briefing, the Tarabya Residence was shown in close-up through the Google Earth application to the President. He later had a memoir photo taken with the Turkish employees of Google.
The First Couple afterwards visited Facebook where he was welcomed by COO of the firm and wrote their names on the ‘Blacboard’. They later explored Microsoft as well.
Welcomed by CEO Dick Costolo of Twitter, the President and the First Lady were briefed about the activites and projects of the firm during their visit as well.