PACE expresses ‘deep concern’ over Turkey’s Akkuyu nuclear plan

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The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) on Thursday expressed “deep concern” on the construction of the Akkuyu nuclear power plant in an earthquake-prone region of Turkey, only 85 kilometers from the…

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At a session on Thursday, PACE discussed a series of steps governments should take to improve the safety of nuclear power stations in Europe and minimize the risk of accidents or terrorist attacks.

A view of the construction site of Turkey's first nuclear power plant 'Akkuyu', pictured during the opening ceremony in the Mediterranean Mersin region on April 3, 2018. - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin launched the construction of the $20 billion dollar Akkuyu nuclear power plant though a video link from Ankara where Putin is on an official visit. (Photo by Ibrahim MESE / DOGAN NEWS AGENCY / AFP) / Turkey OUT

In a resolution it adopted, the assembly expressed its deep concern regarding the construction of the nuclear power plant in an earthquake-prone region of Turkey. It therefore asked the…

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