Putin, Erdogan launch nuclear plant construction in Turkey

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R) and Russian President Vladimir Putin attend a symbolic groundbreaking ceremony for Turkey’s first nuclear power station in Akkuyu, on the Mediterranean, at the Presidential Palace in Ankara, Turkey, April 3, 2018.

Russia’s Rosatom pours first concrete at the Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant


Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan marked the start of the full-scale construction of the Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant in the Turkish province of Mersin on April 3 with a grand opening ceremony via a video conference.

After their opening statements, the leaders of the two countries signed off on the start of construction work and a symbolic button was pressed to mark the pouring of the “first concrete” into the base for the reactor building of Turk...


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