According to Monday’s state-run media, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan urged Elon Musk to locate his upcoming Tesla factory there.
While in the United States for the United Nations General Assembly, Erdogan met with the CEOs of Tesla and SpaceX on Sunday in New York. They first connected at Manhattan’s Turkish House.
Erdogan requested Tesla to open its seventh factory in Turkey, according to Turkish state news agency Anadolu, citing the nation’s communications directorate, “recalling that with the Turkish electric car Togg hitting the roads in Türkiye, Tesla entered the Turkish market.”
Along with inviting Musk to Teknofest, the largest aviation, aerospace, and technology festival in Turkey, which will be held between late September and the end of October this year, Erdogan also offered partnership prospects with Musk’s aerospace firm SpaceX and Turkey’s space programme.