The awkward moment between Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Elon Musk: “Where is his wife?”

Elon Musk had an awkward moment with Recep Tayyip Erdogan when he took his son X to a meeting with the Turkish president.

“Where is your wife?” Erdogan asked during an informal chat between the two. “Oh, she’s in San Francisco.”responded the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX. “We are separated, I mainly take care of him”.

X Æ A-12 Musk (known as X) is one of the three children that Musk has with Grimes, in an on-again, off-again relationship with the pop singer. The couple announced they were “semi-separated” in September 2021, but have continued to maintain a close relationship and have since had two more children.

The Turkish president is in the United States to participate in the 78th United Nations General Assembly. (REUTERS) (MURAT CETINMUHURDAR/PPO/)

X was born in May 2020 and his brothero Exa Dark Sideræl Musk (also known as Y) arrived in 2021. The existence of his most recent child, named Tau Techno Mechanicuswas revealed in a new biography of Musk.

Musk, who has publicly stated that people should have more children to prevent the collapse of the world’s population, He now has 10 known children with three different women.

The meeting between Musk and Erdogan took place at the Turkish House, near the United Nations building in NY. The Turkish president is in the city to attend the 78th United Nations General Assembly.

The meeting occurred after X, formerly known as Twitter, received heavy criticism for restricting access to certain content in the run-up to the May general election in Türkiyein response to a government request.

Musk defended the decision at the time, saying the company was faced with the choice of limiting access to some tweets or “Twitter would be restricted in its entirety.”

The reason for the meeting

After the meeting, it emerged that Erdogan asked Musk to establish a factory in Turkey for his electric car company. tesla.

The meeting between Musk and Erdogan took place at the Turkish House in New York.  (REUTERS)
The meeting between Musk and Erdogan took place at the Turkish House in New York. (REUTERS) (MURAT CETINMUHURDAR/PPO/)

Erdogan and Musk also discussed possible cooperation between Musk’s SpaceX space exploration company and Turkey’s space program, the Turkish president’s office said.

According to the statement, Erdogan told Musk that Turkey would welcome cooperation on artificial intelligence and starlinkthe satellite Internet service of SpaceX. Musk said SpaceX wanted to obtain the necessary license to offer Starlink in Turkey.

Footage of the meeting showed Musk holding one of his children while speaking with Erdogan.

Turkish Industry and Technology Minister Mehmet Fatih Kacir, who attended the meeting, said Musk described Turkey as “one of the most important candidates for Tesla investment.”

He added that Musk and Erdogan also discussed Turkey’s armed aerial drone program.

(With information from AP)