Published on Wednesday June 06 2012 (AEST)
Turkey is determined to build nuclear power plants, and will establish 23 nuclear units by 2023, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Taner Yıldız said yesterday at a panel discussion titled.
“The New Energy Corridor.”
“We are a country without a nuclear power plant. However, we are determined to have nuclear power plants. We want to meet our increasing energy needs by erecting at least 23 nuclear units by the year 2023. This implies building nuclear power plants in three regions of Turkey,” Yıldız said.
At least half of all nuclear power plants are located in three countries, the United States, France and Japan, Yıldız said, adding that there was a relationship between a country’s development and its nuclear power plants.
“We can see that accidents, as in Fukushima, do not [negatively] affect decisions to have and operate nuclear power plants,” Yıldız said.