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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met with SpaceX founder Elon Musk to discuss, among other things, the opening of a Tesla factory in Turkey. This is reported by Bloomberg.
It is noted that the meeting between Erdogan and Musk took place in the new Turkish House, which is located not far from the headquarters of the UN. The meeting of the UN General Assembly will be held there this week.
According to Erdogan's office, the president of Turkey invited Musk to open a Tesla factory there. Musk's company SpaceX is also cooperating with the Turkish space program to launch communication satellites. Turkey is also looking for help in developing batteries for its first domestic electric car Togg .
In addition, Erdogan wants to open his Starlink service in Turkey.
The Turkish leader also plans to launch the Turksat 6A satellite in June next year, which is an important milestone in the collection of intelligence data that can be used for military purposes.
As a reminder, American billionaire Elon Musk voiced a new reason for shutting down Starlink in the temporarily occupied Crimea.
As a reminder, earlier BAGNET reported On September 7, it was reported that the American billionaire Elon Musk secretly ordered his engineers to disable the Starlink satellite communication network near Crimea in 2022 in order to thwart Ukraine's attack on the Russian Navy.
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