Rosatom granted construction license for Akkuyu nuclear plant

Rosatom granted construction license for Akkuyu nuclear plant

Turkey’s TAEK atomic energy authority granted Russia's Rosatom a construction license to start work on the first unit of the Akkuyu nuclear power plant, Anadolu agency said.

"As a result of the construction license process, an important step in the project started nearly three years ago, being completed ... it has been decided by TAEK to grant a construction license for the construction of the first unit of the Akkuyu Nuclear Plant," Anadolu cited a TAEK statement. 

Today, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will attend a ceremony to officially launch Akkuyu’s first unit.

Putin will make a two-day visit to Turkey on April 3-4 where he will meet Erdogan and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani for a summit on Syria.

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