Elon Musk and Erdogan Discuss Space Technology Cooperation
Elon Musk, founder of SpaceX and chief executive officer of Tesla Inc., arrives at a ceremony in Berlin. (Photographer: Liesa Johannssen-Koppitz/Bloomberg)

Elon Musk and Erdogan Discuss Space Technology Cooperation

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Tesla Inc. and Space Exploration Technologies Corp. founder Elon Musk held a phone call with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday to discuss cooperation in space technology, according to a statement by the Turkish presidency.

Erdogan and Musk also talked about other areas of collaboration between the Turkish state, Turkish private institutions and Musk’s companies, the statement said, without providing further details.

Turkey’s Turksat 5A satellite was launched on January 8 with a SpaceX rocket. Musk visited Turkey in November 2017 to discuss satellite plans with Erdogan in person.

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