While Starlink, owned by Elon Musk, continues official negotiations to provide services in Türkiye, Türkiye's plan to produces its own low-orbit satellite system has emerged. Ali Taha Koc, President of the Digital Transformation Office of the Presidency of the Republic of Türkiye, stated that they want to produces Türkiye's low orbit system locally.
"Countries continue to work towards establishing their own low-orbit systems. For example, South Korea first granted the licence and then started working to establish its own low orbit systems as a state. Starlink is currently the only one. Just as we are in high orbit with Türksat, we should also be in low orbit. As Türkiye, we will invest in this field and develop projects," Koc said.
Starlink a company called Starlink Türkiye in our country. Tesla Türkiye's CEO Kemal Geçer, will also be the CEO of Starlink Türkiye. Kemal Gecer, who will be the general manager of both Tesla Türkiye and Starlink Türkiye, was the general manager of Lufthansa Airlines before his position at Tesla.
Following the meeting of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Muskat the New York Turkish House (Türkevi), Elon Musk made an exciting post on his social media account. Teknofest Aerospace and Technology Festival (TEKNOFEST) , which was organised in Izmir this year, Musk wished success to the competing teams.
"I look forward to attending TEKNOFEST next year in person and discussing investment opportunities in Türkiye," Musk said.
President Erdogan quoted Elon Musk's tweet from the X social media platform,
"Dear Elon Musk. We will be very pleased to see you next year at TEKNOFEST, the world's largest aviation, space and technology festival. I believe that we will make great contributions to our country and humanity in many fields with the cooperation we will realise with a win-win approach. Hope to see you again as soon as possible..." President Erdogan emphasized.