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Elon Musk's most-liked Instagram post touches a nerve in Turkey

To many Turks, Ataturk represents values Erdogan has been bent on disrupting, namely: secular, European and progressive


US tech billionaire Elon Musk has made high-performance electric vehicles, created rockets that can land on ships and planned life on Mars — chronicling it all on social media. But his personal record for Instagram “likes” comes from a post this week about Turkey. The chief executive officer of companies including Tesla  and SpaceX visited the country to discuss the launch of rockets by Turkey’s national satellite firm. On Wednesday, he met President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at his presidential palace in the capital city of Ankara. They talked about a wide ...

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First Published: Sat, November 11 2017. 20:54 IST