The FATİH project, which was launched at pilot schools in February 2012, is meant to equip Turkish schools with advanced technology and involves the purchase of 13.1 million tablet computers as well as the possible introduction of smart boards in all of the nation's classrooms.
The companies that submitted documents included Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Samsung Electronics İstanbul Paz. Tic. A.Ş., Mobil Tel-Elektromed Consortium, Vestel Electronik Sanayi Tic. A.Ş., Casper-Exper-Probil Consortium, Apple Teknoloji ve Satış Limited Şirketi, Telpa Telecommunications A.Ş.-Atmaca Electronik A.Ş. Consortium, Microsoft Corp., Arçelik A.Ş., Toshiba Europe and Hewlett Packard Teknoloji Çözümleri Limited Şirketi.
Ahmet Kaplan, head of the committee overseeing the tender, said there would be evaluations of bidding companies' finances, their technical and investment plans and their commitment to promoting research and development in the country. According to the tender's requirements, the tablets must be manufactured within three years at a production plant to be built in Turkey for that purpose. The companies will be allowed to use this plant to produce products for export. Kaplan added that the tender would be finalized by the end of summer.
Turkish defense industry exports increased by 21 percent in January-August period reaching over $1 billion, according to the national association of exporters.
High inflation figures are largely related to food prices, Turkey’s Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan said.
Turkish Aerospace Industries handed last four of modernized F-16 fighters to Pakistan in a ceremony in Ankara on Tuesday.
Tuesday's newspapers cover the corruption probe targeting President's Erdogan's son, PM Davutoglu’s unveiling of the new government program as well as more detentions in Turkey’s ‘wiretapping’ sweep.
Turkey's Foreign Ministry urged Israel to withdraw their decision and stick to international law.
'To open the Halki Seminary (historic theological Greek school) is easy, but Greek side should take similar steps,' said President Erdogan.
The Turkish Exporters' Assembly announced a 5.2 percent rise in exports for August.
Turkey’s Foreign Ministry rejected claims about the country’s general consulate staff in Mosul, who have been kept hostage by rebels in Iraq since June 11.
New Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu outlined the coming government’s program, highlighting the resolution of the Kurdish question.
The programme put emphasis on a strong economy, envisaging a monetary policy which stepped up the struggle against inflation but also supported growth and employment
Erdogan and Davutoglu, who was appointed prime minister last week, have both made clear that their efforts to curb Gulen's influence will continue in their new roles
Amasya MP Mehmet Naci Bostanci is elected ruling AK Party's new parliamentary group deputy chairman.
Turkey's President Erdogan made his first foreign visit to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus as president on Monday.
Ali Babacan will retain overall responsibility for the economy in the new cabinet, government spokesman Bulent Arinc said
Monday's newspapers cover German weekly Der Spiegel’s claims on foreign spying on Turkey, Turkish intelligence service’s purchase of a lie detector and ongoing construction works of Turkey’s Eurasia Tunnel Project.
Turkey's president Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he will discuss the issue of spying claims on Turjey with American and German leaders at the upcoming NATO summit and U.N. general assembly.