The “Akuyu” plant, the first nuclear power plant in Turkey, is witnessing today the nuclear fuel loading ceremony at the station, and Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will participate in the event via video technology.
The project will allow Turkey to join the countries that have civilian nuclear energy. The cost of the project is $20 billion and its capacity is 4,800 megawatts. It includes the construction of 4 reactors in the village of Akkuyu overlooking the Mediterranean.
The Akkuyu nuclear plant in Turkey occupies an important space in the energy sector relations between Ankara and Moscow, and the sector is a fertile field of cooperation between the two countries in light of an important stage that the global markets are going through.
Today’s event is an embarrassing moment for Western countries, which recently called for restrictions on Russia’s nuclear energy sector, and the Group of Seven, the European Union and Australia signed a declaration claiming that they would “work to limit Rosatom’s presence in the nuclear fuel market.”