First power unit of Akkuyu NPP can be opened in 2022, Turkish President says

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

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# 29 September 2021 16:24 (UTC +04:00)

The first power unit of the Akkuyu nuclear power plant (NPP) can be opened next year, President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday during talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, APA reports citing TASS.

"I visited the Akkuyu NPP; construction is on track. I was told construction of the nuclear power plant would end by a certain date. I believe we will be able to open the first power unit of NPP in the next year. Certainly, intensive work continues," the Turkish President said.