China, US eye to construct nuke plant in Turkey

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By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:

China and the US are interested in constructing the third nuclear power plant in Turkey, Sabah newspaper reported.

Turkey has already started talks on constructing the third nuclear power plant with the US Westinghouse Electric Company and China’s State Nuclear Power Technology Corporation (SNPTC).

Earlier, Turkey’s Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources said that three nuclear power plants will be built in the country. Turkey plans to construct the first such plant in Akkuyu province jointly with Russia.

The intergovernmental agreement between Russia and Turkey on cooperation in the fields of construction and operation of the country’s first nuclear power plant Akkuyu near the city of Mersin in southern Turkey was signed in 2010.

The plant’s construction is expected to be completed in 2020.

The second nuclear power plant in Turkey will be built in Sinop province on the Black Sea coast.

The agreement on constructing the plant in Sinop was signed between Turkey and Japan in 2013. It is planned to complete the project’s implementation by 2023.

Edited by SI

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