Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met with American businessman Elon Musk, founder and CEO of Tesla and SpaceX companies, at the Turkish House (Turkevi) in New York, where he traveled to attend the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). Musk came to the meeting with his son, X Æ A-12 Musk.
During the meeting, Erdogan told Musk about Türkiye's breakthroughs in the field of technology, the Digital Türkiye Vision, and the National Artificial Intelligence Strategy. He stated that cooperation opportunities may arise with SpaceX in the steps taken and to be taken within the scope of Türkiye's space program, according to the statement made by the Presidency of Communications.
Businessperson Elon Musk comes together with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in New York.
The Turkish president also reminded that Tesla entered the Turkish market with a Turkish-manufactured car named TOGG and called on Musk to build the electric vehicle company's eighth factory in Türkiye.
In addition, Erdogan invited Musk to the Teknofest Aerospace and Technology Festival (TEKNOFEST), which will be held at Cigli Airport in Türkiye’s Izmir between September 27 and October 1.
Erdogan presented Musk with his own book "A Fairer World is Possible" and the book "UN Reform: A New Approach to International Cooperation" book prepared by the Presidency of the Republic of Türkiye, and a ball for Musk's child.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gifts a ball to Elon Musk's son, X Æ A-12 Musk.