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Turkish PM: We'll take a step with Japan for nuclear energy

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 12:48

Turkey will take a step with Japan for nuclear energy, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday, Anadolu agency reported.

"We have taken the first step with Russia, and we are taking the second step with Japan, said Turkish Prime Minister who held a joint press conference with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe in Istanbul on Tuesday.

"We wish to make this investment as soon as possible," Erdogan added.

When asked what precautions Turkey would take in case of a nuclear accident, Erdogan reminded Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident and said there is a possibility to have accidents once in a million times.

"There is no investment made without accidents. Planes and cars crash. What is important here is to minimize mistakes without doubt," Erdogan said.

Turkey's first planned 4,800 megawatt (MW) Mersin Akkuyu nuclear plant in southern Turkey is being built by Russia's Rosatom.

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