Turkey says open to offers for another nuclear power plant

In March, Turkey and South Korea signed a cooperation protocol to establish a nuclear energy power plant in Sinop.

Turkey says open to offers for another nuclear power plant

The Turkish energy minister said on Sunday that Turkey was working on construction of a nuclear power plant in the northern province of Sinop.

Turkey's Energy & Natural Resources Minister Taner Yildiz said Turkey reached a fruitful stage in its initiatives to construct a nuclear power plant in Sinop.

"Working groups will try to develop the agreement regarding Sinop soon," Yildiz told AA correspondent.

Yildiz said Turkey could sign an agreement with South Korea if conditions prevailed.

The minister said Turkey was also open to other proposals for construction and finance of the nuclear power plant, and would assess if new proposals came from other countries.

Turkey aims to construct 8,000-10,000 mega-watts of nuclear power plant. To this end, it has to open both a planned nuclear power plant in Akkuyu hamlet of the southern province of Mersin, and the other in Sinop.

Turkey and Russia signed on Wednesday an agreement to construct a nuclear power plant in Akkuyu.

In March, Turkey and South Korea signed a cooperation protocol to establish a nuclear energy power plant in Sinop.

South Korea actually has 20 nuclear power plants, and is constructing eight others in its territories. It aims to raise its nuclear energy to 40 percent till 2020.


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