President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and CEO of Tesla Inc Elon Musk met on Wednesday to discuss cooperation between Tesla, SpaceX and Turkish firms, said the representative of the President of Turkey.
Musk, who is in Turkey to participate in Global SatShow in Istanbul, met with Erdogan and the Ministers of transport and industry of Turkey at the presidential Palace in Ankara.
Press Secretary of the President Ibrahim Kalin (Kalin Ibrahim) said Mask and Erdogan discussed a potential joint actions between Tesla Inc (TSLA.O), the company SpaceX Mask and Turkish companies, as well as the launch of the Turkish спутниковTurksat 5A and Turksat5B .
“We also exchanged views on the cooperation between Turkish companies and companies of SpaceX and Tesla,” said Calin to the state Anadolu news Agency.
Turkey intends to launch satellite Turksat 5A in 2020 and 5B in 2021. In October, Airbus won the tender for the construction of Turkish satellites.
Kalin said that the agreement will be signed with Airbus on Thursday, and Musk will also attend the meeting as a subcontractor.
Kalin also said that Erdogan and Musk discussed the electrification of vehicles. A few days ago, Turkey announced plans for the production by 2021 car fully made in Turkey, which the President presents how the implementation of the long-awaited dream of the Turkish people.
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