Turkish President Erdogan said he discussed with Putin the construction of a nuclear power plant in Sinop
Moscow and Ankara allow the construction of another nuclear power plant (NPP) in Turkey. This was announced by the President of Tartia Recep Tayyip Erdogantransmits TASS.
He noted that during a conversation with a Russian colleague Vladimir Putin discussed the construction of a nuclear power plant in Sinop. “We will open the first block, then three more blocks one after the other,” Erdogan said.
In addition, the Turkish leader did not rule out that after that a third nuclear power plant would be built “in another place.” However, he did not specify where exactly. He also did not name the timing of the implementation of these two projects.
Erdogan also noted that the launch of the first unit of the Akkuyu nuclear power plant will take place in late 2023 or early 2024.
An intergovernmental agreement on the construction of the Akkuyu NPP was signed in May 2010. The first reactor is expected to be operational by 2023, and the entire plant will be operational by 2025.
Formerly Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan confirmed intention to act according to the work plan at Akkuyu NPP. AT Kremlin press office added that the leaders of the countries also confirmed their intention to expand trade and economic ties and established further contacts.