Turkish president Erdogan urges Musk to set up Tesla factory in Turkey

Tesla chief and president discussed AI and Turkish military defence

Elon Musk, Tesla chief executive and Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Turkish president, met in Turkish House in New York. Picture: Twitter

Elon Musk visited Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Turkish president, in New York, spending about a 45 minutes discussing artificial intelligence and a potential Tesla factory.

According to Erdogan’s office, he invited Musk to open a Tesla factory in Turkey.

Video footage showed Musk entering Turkish House, a skyscraper hosting diplomatic and cultural offices, near the United Nations headquarters with a child believed to be his son.

Images from the meeting on Sunday posted on X, ...