Turkish President Erdogan Asks Elon Musk to Build Tesla Factory in Turkey

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has reached out to Tesla CEO Elon Musk, requesting the construction of a Tesla factory in Turkey. The request was made during a meeting held at Turkish House near the United Nations in New York. Musk, who is actively engaged in discussions about artificial intelligence technology, is scheduled to meet Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in California today.

Erdogan’s proposal comes as Tesla continues to explore opportunities for expanding its manufacturing facilities worldwide. In August, the company expressed interest in establishing a factory in India for the production of affordable electric vehicles (EVs). With six existing factories and a seventh currently under construction in Mexico, Tesla aims to increase its global presence.

Musk had previously announced plans to select a site for a new factory by the end of this year. The company’s shares have risen by 123 percent in 2021, and Tesla recently celebrated the production of its 5 millionth vehicle. As of now, neither Tesla nor the Turkish embassy in Washington have provided any comments on Erdogan’s request.

In summary, President Erdogan has asked Elon Musk to consider building a Tesla factory in Turkey. This proposal aligns with Tesla’s ongoing efforts to expand its manufacturing capabilities globally. As discussions between Musk and Erdogan take place, Tesla’s interest in establishing a factory in India and the company’s overall growth indicate a potential for future expansion in various regions.

– Anadolu Agency
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