Governmental approval for Turkish construction plan

15 July 2010

The Turkish parliament has ratified the cooperation agreement on the construction of the country's first nuclear power plant. Russia is to build, own and operate four 1200 MWe VVER reactors at Akkuyu on Turkey's Mediterranean coast, under an intergovernmental deal signed in May 2010, with Turkish firms expected to take up significant shares in the project. The agreement must be ratified by both the Turkish and Russian governments before coming into force.

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