Russia is set to sign a deal to build Turkey’s first nuclear power plant and Greenpeace activists demonstrated outside the summit against the proposals.
The Russian state controlled electricity company Atomstroiexport was the only candidate to tender for the project, set for completion by 2016. “Nuclear power is a tested energy”, said this demonstrator. “The testing was done in Chernobyl. The project must be cancelled.” A consortium between Atomstroiexport and Turkey’s Park Teknik is set to build a total of four reactors producing 1200 megawatts of power. But the Turkish government isn’t entirely happy either — it wants to negotiate down the price of the electricity coming from the plant.