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27.02.2012 15:55
China to Build Turkish Nuclear Station Close to the Bulgarian Border
When Turkey announced its plans to construct three new nuclear stations – in Igneada, Mersin and Akkuyu, the Mediterranean countries reacted with skepticism citing seismic risks in the area

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Turkey and China will soon start talks for building the third nuclear power plant in the northwestern region of the country, said Turkey’s Deputy Prime Minister in Istanbul yesterday at a meeting with the Vice President of China, noting that Turkey’s doors are wide open for Chinese banks, Hurriyet Daily reported.
“We will start the talks with Chinese authorities and officials regarding nuclear energy,” said Ali Babacan, responding to the questions of journalists after the Turkish-Chinese Business Forum attended by Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping.
Noting that Turkey has a target of having 15GW from nuclear plants by 2023, “The talks would focus on building the country’s third plant” in Igneada, a small town in the northern province of Kırklareli, said the minister. The location is very close to the Bulgarian border.
“Turkish and Chinese companies signed 29 business and trade deals worth USD 1.4 billion,” said Xi at 
the forum organized by the Turkish Exporters’ Assembly (TIM).
“Turkey has become an attractive dynamic of its region, playing an active role in regional issues,” said Xi, addressing Chinese and Turkish businessmen. There has been a remarkable increase in trade volume between the two counties, Xi added.
When Turkey announced its plans to construct three new nuclear stations – in Igneada, Mersin and Akkuyu, the Mediterranean countries reacted with skepticism citing seismic risks in the area.

TAGS: Turkish | nuclear energy | NPP | seismic risks | Mediterranean | Bulgaria | China 

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