The whole world is curious as to where Elon Musk will set up the next Tesla factory and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has wasted no time. Last Sunday (17), the two met for a meeting in New York (USA) and the country’s communications committee confirmed, this Monday (18), that Erdogan asked the billionaire to build a factory there.
Tesla in Türkiye
Elon Musk, Tesla’s chief executive, and Tayyip Erdogan met at Turkish House, a skyscraper near the United Nations, in New York, according to Turkey’s state-run Anadolu news agency. The Turkish president is in the country to attend the 78th session of the UN General Assembly.
During the meeting, Erdogan reportedly asked Musk to build a Tesla factory in Turkey.
The CEO responded that many suppliers in the country already work with the automaker and that Turkey is certainly among the most important candidates for the next factory.
Other topics of the meeting
Second ReutersIn addition to calling on Musk to choose Turkey as the location for Tesla’s next factory, Erdogan also said the country is open to cooperation in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) and with Starlink, SpaceX’s satellite company.
Additionally, the president invited the Tesla CEO to attend Teknofest, a Turkish aerospace and technology festival, which will take place in Izmir later this month. Musk replied that he would gladly participate.
According to videos released on the Internet, informal and somewhat uncomfortable conversations also took place: the billionaire brought one of his children to the meeting and the president asked him where his wife was. He replied that they were separated.
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