Tesla, an American electric car manufacturer, plans to enter the Turkish market.

This was announced on Tuesday by Turkish Minister of Industry and Technology Mustafa Varank following talks with company management in the United States, noting that good relations have been established between Turkish leader Tayyip Erdogan and Tesla CEO Elon Musk.

“Tesla has previously expressed interest in investing in Turkey, including in the creation of charging stations, but the process was delayed due to the company’s internal developments,” the Turkish minister said. “Turkey has a very serious system for stimulating investors, especially in terms of research and development. We welcome investments. For Tesla, access to the market is important, and investments in technology and production are important for us. We have presented our proposals to the company. Currently, Tesla has there are suppliers from Turkey,” TRT TV channel quoted the minister as saying.

According to local media reports, Tesla has created a legal entity in Turkey called Tesla Motorlari (“Tesla Motrlary”). Kemal Geçer, who previously held the position of General Director of Lufthansa Airlines (Lufthansa) in Turkey and Iraq, has been appointed as the General Director of the representative office. Tesla plans to sell four Tesla models in Turkey: the Model 3 sedan, Model S liftback, Model Y and Model X crossovers.

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