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Saudi Crown Prince Test-Drives Turkish Electric Car Gifted By Erdogan

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan took a spin in a Turkish-made electric car on Monday, as the two leaders sought to improve their ties after years of tension.

Erdogan, who is on a three-day tour of the Gulf region, visited Saudi Arabia first, where he was welcomed by the Crown Prince at the Al Salam Royal Palace in Jeddah. The Turkish president had gifted two electric cars from Togg, Turkey's first domestic car brand, to the Saudi Royal Family.

The two leaders tested one of the Togg models, which has a range of 500 kilometers and can accelerate from zero to 100 kilometers per hour in 7.6 seconds, at the palace courtyard. They also posed for photos with the car, which has a sleek design and a touch-screen dashboard.

Erdogan and the Crown Prince discussed bilateral cooperation in various sectors, including defense, investment, trade, and tourism. They also exchanged views on regional and international issues of mutual interest.

"Turkey will have a serious investment opportunity in the defense industry, infrastructure, and superstructure investments in the three countries", Erdogan told reporters before leaving for Qatar, his next stop on tour. He added that "These countries will have the opportunity to purchase certain assets from Turkey".



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