Turkey’s President, Tayyip Erdogan, has extended an invitation to Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla, to consider the possibility of establishing a Tesla factory in Turkey, according to an announcement from Turkey’s communications directorate. Erdogan highlighted the existing collaboration between Turkish suppliers and Tesla, positioning Turkey as a robust contender for Tesla’s next manufacturing facility. As of now, Tesla has not provided an official response to this request.
The conversation between Erdogan and Musk took place during a meeting held at Turkish House, a skyscraper located near the United Nations headquarters in New York. President Erdogan is currently in the United States for the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly. During their meeting, Erdogan also expressed Turkey’s keen interest in potential collaborations in the fields of artificial intelligence and SpaceX’s Starlink satellite internet project.
Elon Musk, in turn, expressed his interest in collaborating with Turkish authorities to secure the necessary licenses for offering Starlink satellite services within Turkey.