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Elon Musk says he looks forward to attending Turkiye's TEKNOFEST 2024

September 29, 2023 at 7:35 pm

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R) meets with Elon Musk (L) ahead of the 78th session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly at the Turkish House in New York, United States on September 17, 2023. [Murat Kula – Anadolu Agency]

Tesla and SpaceX CEO, Elon Musk, said on Friday that he will be attending Turkiye’s largest tech and aviation event TEKNOFEST next year, Anadolu Agency reports.

Thanking Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, for the invitation, Elon Musk said on X: “I look forward to attending in person next year, as well as discussing further opportunities for investment in Turkiye.”

“Congratulations to all the teams competing in @Teknofest,” Musk wrote, sharing a video of the event.

Erdogan, last week, met with Musk at the Turkish House, also called the Turkevi Centre, in New York on the sidelines of the 78th UN General Assembly session, inviting him to attend TEKNOFEST in Turkiye and asking him to establish Tesla’s seventh factory there.

The third edition of TEKNOFEST 2023 kicked off on Wednesday in Turkiye’s Aegean province of Izmir. The five-day festival at Cigli Airport features competitions, air shows, exhibitions and workshops.

The event was previously held in various Turkish cities in even years and in the metropolis of Istanbul in odd years. To mark the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Republic of Turkiye, the event was planned in three different provinces this year.

The first edition of the event this year was held at Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport in May, welcoming a world record of 2.2 million visitors. The second was held from 30 August to 3 September in the capital, Ankara, attracting nearly 1 million people.

Anadolu has been among TEKNOFEST’s media partners as a global communications partner of the event since the first edition.

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