Despite the EU’s stance, Turkey will not give up on the construction of the “Akkuyu” nuclear power plant, which will be constructed in accordance with the Russian project.
This is what the President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, said on Tuesday in Ankara, speaking at a meeting with the rural administration. According to him, European Parliament members called on his government to abandon this initiative.
Meanwhile, 135 nuclear power station currently operate in Europe and 444 operate worldwide. 62 more nuclear plants are under construction and the international community isn’t concerned with this fact. The President admitted that the reason for the anxiety about the Turkish plant is connected with the country’s efforts to get rid of external influences, including in the energy sector.
The project for the first Turkish nuclear power plant stipulates the construction of 4 reactors with a capacity of 1200 MW each. The project worth is $20 bln.