Putin and Erdogan launch construction of Turkey's first nuclear reactor

Putin and Erdogan launch construction of Turkey's first nuclear reactor

Putin and Erdogan launch construction of Turkey's first nuclear reactor

Albayrak also noted that the project's implementation would have been impossible without strong support from Russian and Turkish leaders Vladimir Putin and Tayyip Erdogan.

Russian President Vladimir Putin arrives on a two-day visit to Turkey.

Their meeting in Ankara opened with Putin and Erdogan, via video conference, launching construction of Turkey's first nuclear power station in the Mediterranean Mersin region, a massive project that will come online in half a decade.

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He highlighted that Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant would be a symbol of the Turkish-Russian friendship.

The plant will consist of four reactors with a capacity of 4,800 megawatts (MW) of installed power with each reactor having a 1,200-MW capacity. Currently, the project is being fully financed by the Russian side.

Half of the offshore section of the pipeline has already been installed.

"The scale of this project is hard to exaggerate", Putin said at the ceremony. Almost 4.5 million Russian tourists had visited Turkey in 2014, but the following two years witnessed a dramatic fall due to Russia's suspension of visa-free travel from Turkey and discouraging its citizens to visit Turkey after the crisis.

Expect Western leaders to scrutinise any deals made as prioritising Russian, Turkish and Iranian interests rather than those of displaced Syrians.

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