PM Erdogan: Turkey to go ahead with nuclear power plant.

By bne IntelliNews March 17, 2011
PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in a statement prior to a meeting with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin that construction of the USD 20bn power plant in the town of Akkuyu by Russian companies might start in April or in May. Erdogan asserts that all precautions will be taken. The earthquake in Japan has triggered discussions in Turkey about atom energy and nuclear safety. On a separate note, Erdogan, who is in Moscow for an official visit, asserts that an agreement may be signed regarding cooperation between Turkish and Russian firms on the development of Samsun-Ceyhan pipeline, without providing details. Erdogan and Turkish delegation was expected to discuss the price of natural gas Turkey imports from Russia and the ?take or pay? obligation in natural gas contract. However, apparently there was no agreement on these issues.

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