Elon Musk meets Turkish President: What to expect from Tesla CEO
Elon Musk, the founder, chairman, CEO and chief technology officer of SpaceX as well as the CEO of Tesla Motors, met the Turkish President in New York on Sunday, signaling technological advancement in Turkey.
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the President of Turkey, arrived in the United States to attend the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly. After arriving in New York, the United States, Erdoğan held a meeting with tech billionaire Elon Musk.
Erdoğan’s office said on Monday that the Turkish President and Elon Musk discussed various tech topics. What to expect from the meeting? Is the meeting beneficial for Turkey?
What to expect from Tesla CEO?
During the meeting on Sunday, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan urged Elon Musk to establish a Tesla factory in Turkey. They also discussed potential cooperation between SpaceX, an American spacecraft company owned by Elon Musk, and Turkey’s space program.
There’s good news for Turkey and Turkish people. According to the Turkish president’s office, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan told Elon Musk that Turkey would welcome close cooperation on artificial intelligence (AI) and Starlink, a satellite internet constellation operated by SpaceX.
Elon Musk said that he can offer Starlink, SpaceX’s satellite internet service, to Turkish people after obtaining the necessary license.
When a deadly earthquake wreaked havoc in Turkey, Elon Musk offered to activate SpaceX Starlink internet in the country. However, he did not get a license to activate Starlink in Turkey.
Elon Musk wrote on X, previously Twitter, “Starlink is not approved by the Turkish government yet. SpaceX can send as soon as approved.”
People in Turkey can now expect Starlink. Elon Musk and the Turkish President have already discussed cooperation on artificial intelligence and Starlink.
Mehmet Fatih Kacır, the Minister of Industry and Technology of Turkey, has said that Turkey is “among the most important candidates for Tesla investment.”
United Nations General Assembly
The 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly starts on 18 September 2023. It will conclude on 22 September 2023. The session will be attended by various leaders, including Yoon Suk Yeol, the President of South Korea; Olaf Scholz, Chancellor of Germany; US President Joe Biden and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.