Caucasus (bbabo.net), - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russian leader Vladimir Putin discussed the construction of the first Turkish nuclear power plant Akkuyu. This was announced on Sunday, September 4, in the Erdogan administration.
“Presidents Erdogan and Putin reaffirmed their determination to implement the Akkuyu nuclear power plant construction project as planned,” the message says.
It is noted that they agreed to discuss in detail all this and other issues at a meeting in Samarkand, where the summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization will be held on September 15-16.
The presidents also discussed the situation in Ukraine. Erdogan noted the constructive role of Russia in organizing the IAEA mission to the Zaporozhye NPP.
In addition, the leaders of Russia and Turkey touched upon the issues of further development of multifaceted cooperation between the countries.
Earlier, on August 11, the Minister of Energy and Natural Resources of the country, Fatih Donmez, said that Turkey would not join the sanctions against Russia in the energy sector.
He also specified that Putin and Erdogan will discuss the construction of the Akkuyu nuclear power plant by phone.
On August 9, Erdogan visited the construction site, got acquainted with the progress of the project, and gave instructions. The Turkish leader promised to inform Putin about the situation with the implementation of the station construction project, the issue was discussed on August 5 in Sochi during Erdogan's talks with Putin.