Turkey on Thursday launched the construction of the fourth and last reactor of its first nuclear power plant that is being built by Russia on the Mediterranean coast.
The new phase of the Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) project that marks the largest energy project implemented by Turkey and Russia was unveiled in a groundbreaking ceremony attended by officials from both countries.
Russia’s state nuclear energy firm Rosatom is building the plant on the Mediterranean coast in southern Mersin province. The two countries signed a cooperation agreement in 2010 and began construction in 2018.
“The light at the end of the tunnel has now started to appear in Turkey’s nuclear energy journey that has lasted more than half a century,” Energy and Natural Resources Minister Fatih Dönmez said.
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