The head of Tesla and SpaceX Elon Musk spoke by phone with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The talks took place on Wednesday, January 27.
They discussed cooperation in the sphere of space technologies.
“The talks discussed cooperation in various areas, including between companies and institutions in Turkey’s public and private sectors in the field of space technology,” the communiqué reads.
On Jan. 8, American entrepreneur and billionaire Ilon Musk’s company SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket with Turkey’s Turksat 5A communications satellite. The satellite, designed to provide digital television and broadband Internet services, will be launched in the second half of 2021. It will become the fourth Turkish spacecraft in orbit.
Earlier Erdogan was predicted to lose power. Such a statement was made by the former prime minister of the country Ahmet Davutoglu. According to him, the Turkish leader is under the influence of the forces that committed a coup in 1997.