Erdogan Extends Invitation to Musk for Tesla Factory in Turkey

Erdogan Extends Invitation To Musk For Tesla Factory In Turkey

ISTANBUL Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan asked Tesla(TSLA.O) CEO Elon Musk to make a Tesla plant in Turkey, the country’s dispatches directorate said on Monday.

It cited Musk as saying that numerous Turkish suppliers are formerly working with Tesla and that Turkey was among the most important campaigners for its coming plant.

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Tesla didn’t incontinently respond to requests for comment. Erdogan and Musk were speaking during a meeting at Turkish House, a hutment near the United Nations in New York, Turkey’s state- possessed Anadolu news agency reported. Erdogan is in the US to attend the 78th session of the UN General Assembly.

Erdogan also said during the meeting that Turkey was open to cooperation on artificial intelligence and Starlink, the satellite internet adventure of Musk’s SpaceX, the dispatches directorate said.

It cited Musk as saying SpaceX wished to work with Turkish authorities to gain the necessary licence to offer Starlink satellite services in Turkey. It also said Erdogan invited Musk to attend Turkish aerospace and technology jubilee Teknofest in Izmir at the end of September and cited Musk as saying he’d reluctantly attend. Musk is also set to meet Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in California on Monday.

Musk posted on social media platform X that their addresses would concentrate on artificial intelligence technology. Tesla in August expressed an interest in erecting a plant in India that would produce a low- cost electric vehicle. Tesla presently has six manufactories and is erecting a seventh in Mexico in northern Nuevo Leon state, part of the automaker’s drive to expand its global footmark.

Musk said in May that Tesla would presumably pick a position for a new plant by the end of this time. Tesla shares are up 123 so far this time and the automaker on Saturday said it had produced its 5 millionth auto.

In addition to running Tesla, Musk also bought X, formerly known as Twitter, for$ 44 billion in 2022.

While describing himself as a free speech absolutist, Musk has complied with some demands by the Turkish government to bowdlerize content in the country. In other cases, the social media company has expostulated to orders by the Turkish courts.

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