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Turkey’s President Erdogan and Elon Musk discuss establishing a Tesla car factory in Turkey

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called on Elon Musk, the head of electric carmaker Tesla, to establish a factory in Turkey. Erdogan’s office says the request came during a meeting in New York, where Erdogan is attending the U.N. General Assembly. The statement from Erdogan’s office also says the two discussed potential cooperation between Musk’s space exploration firm SpaceX and Turkey’s space program. The statement says Erdogan told Musk that Turkey would welcome cooperation on artificial intelligence and Starlink, SpaceX’s satellite internet service. Musk says SpaceX wants to secure the necessary licence to offer Starlink in Turkey.

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