Erdogan discusses with Putin the construction of a nuclear power plant on the Black Sea coast

29 September, 2022
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Erdogan discusses with Putin the construction of a nuclear power plant on the Black Sea coast

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan discussed with Russian President Vladimir Putin the construction of a nuclear power plant in the Turkish city of Sinop on the Black Sea coast.


"We are planning to take steps on the issue of building a nuclear power plant in Sinop. We have discussed this issue at length with Mr. Putin, and we are continuing our discussions," Erdogan told reporters.


Russia is currently working on building the Akkuyu nuclear power plant in the southern Turkish province of Mersin.


Moscow and Ankara signed an agreement on the construction of the Akkuyu nuclear power plant in Mersin province in 2010, which will be the first nuclear power plant to be built in Turkey.


The nuclear power plant is expected to generate 35 billion kilowatt-hours of energy, and meet up to 10% of Turkey's energy demand.


The first unit is also expected to be operational in 2023, while the remaining three units will be connected to the grid by 2026.


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