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Turkey to invite bids for first nuclear power plant on Feb. 21

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

ANKARA, Turkey: Turkey has revived plans to build its first nuclear power plant on the Mediterranean coast despite warnings from environmentalists that the site was in an earthquake prone location, the energy minister said Tuesday.

The minister, Hilmi Guler, said everything was ready for construction at Akkuyu, near the Mediterranean coastal town of Silifke, the state-run Anatolia news agency said.

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Turkish parliament OKs construction of nuclear plants

Friday, November 16, 2007

ANKARA, Turkey: Turkey's parliament approved a bill Friday allowing for the construction of nuclear power plants in the country, despite opposition from environmental groups.

The measure — setting out the legal framework for the plants and the sale of the energy they produce — was first passed in parliament earlier this year, but was blocked by then President Ahmet Necdet Sezer.

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