Turkey, Russia to sign nuclear power plant deal: Minister

Sechin has arrived in the Turkish capital within the framework of Russian President Dmitry Medvedev's scheduled visit to Turkey on May 11-12.

Turkey, Russia to sign nuclear power plant deal: Minister

The Turkish energy minister said on Tuesday that Turkey and Russia would sign an agreement on establishment of a nuclear power plant.

Turkey's Energy and Natural Resources Minister Taner Yildiz said Turkey and Russia would sign the agreement in Ankara on Wednesday.

"There are no problems or negative developments regarding the agreement," Yildiz told a joint press conference with Russian Deputy Premier Igor Ivanovich Sechin at Ankara's Esenboga Airport.

Sechin has arrived in the Turkish capital within the framework of Russian President Dmitry Medvedev's scheduled visit to Turkey on May 11-12.

A Turkish-Russian consortium led by Russia's Atomstroyexport had been the only bidder in a 2008 tender to build country's first nuclear power plant. However, Turkey's state-run electricity wholesaler TETAS canceled the tender in November 2009.

On January 13, 2010, Turkey and Russian Federation signed a joint declaration on cooperation in establishment of nuclear power plant in Turkey within the framework of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's formal visit to the Russian capital of Moscow.


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