The head of Tesla and SpaceX, Elon Musk, spoke on the phone with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The talks were held on Wednesday, January 27, TASS reports with reference to the communiqué of the Turkish leader's office.
They discussed cooperation in the field of space technology.
“During the talks, cooperation in various fields was discussed, including between companies and institutions of the public and private sectors in Turkey in the field of space technologies,” the communiqué says.
On January 8, the American company of entrepreneur and billionaire Elon Musk SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 launch vehicle with the Turkish communications satellite Turksat 5A. The satellite, designed to provide digital television and broadband Internet services, will start operating in the second half of 2021. It will become the fourth Turkish spacecraft in orbit.
Earlier, Erdogan was predicted to lose power. This statement was made by former Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu. According to him, the Turkish leader is under the influence of the forces that carried out the coup in 1997.