Putin and Erdogan launched the construction of Akkuyu NPP

Putin attends groundbreaking ceremony for Turkey's first nuclear power plant

The Akkuyu plant, comprising four reactors, each with a capacity of 1,200 megawatts, will be built by the Russian State Nuclear Energy Agency, Rosatom.

Energy Minister of Turkey, Berat Albayrak, said that the Turkish president played the most important role in realising this dream, adding that this strong cooperation would be the most important in terms of future steps between the two countries. "The High-Level Cooperation Council, of which we will hold its seventh meeting today [Tuesday], is a symbol of the level of our relations".

Tomorrow, Putin will be in Ankara for a three-way summit with Erdogan and their Iranian counterpart, Hassan Rouhani.

But Ankara-Moscow relations were also tested by a severe crisis from November 2015 when Turkey shot down a Russian war plane over Syria, a confrontation both sides are trying to put behind each other.

Russia has confirmed the decision to speed up the supplies of Russian S-400 surface-to-air missile systems to Turkey, President Vladimir Putin announced at the press conference following the Russian-Turkish talks in the Turkish capital.

Energy has formed the biggest part of economic relations between Ankara and Moscow as Turkey is heavily dependent on natural gas exports from Russian Federation.

'In the name of God!' Erdogan said standing next to Putin at the presidential palace in Ankara before fireworks launched to mark the event.

And on December 2017, Russian news agency TASS quoted Sergei Chemezov, head of Russian state conglomerate Rostec, as saying that the finance ministries of Turkey and Russia had completed the negotiations and the first of the deliveries was scheduled for early 2020.

He pointed out that the nuclear power plant would enhance Turkey's potential in science and technology and provide Turkish consumers with clean and low-priced electricity.

In late June 2016 the Kremlin says Erdogan has apologised for the jet downing in a message to Putin, in which he calls for a return to friendlier ties.

The Russian leader said plans are underway "to produce the first energy unit in 2023", adding the project will begin on the Turkish republic's 100th anniversary.

The two leaders jointly welcomed the new power plant project which will be constructed in the southern province of Mersin, Turkey's Hurriyet Daily News reported.

The Akkuyu NPP project started with an intergovernmental agreement signed between Turkey and Russian Federation on May 12, 2010. The number of power plants under construction will be 56 with the Akkuyu NPP.

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