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Ankara commented on the possibility of delays in the construction of the Akkuyu nuclear power plant.

Ankara commented on the possibility of delays in the construction of the Akkuyu nuclear power plant.

Special delays in the schedule of construction of the Akkuyu nuclear power plant after earthquakes in the south-east of Turkey are not expected, Ankara still expects completion of work by the end of the year, said Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Fatih Donmez.

Earlier, Akkuyu Nuclea stated that all necessary measures are being taken to continue construction and installation work at the Akkuyu NPP site in accordance with the project schedule and maintain a high pace of work.

“We do not expect any delays in the work. Next week I intend to visit the nuclear power plant and get acquainted with the work on site. As before, we expect to complete the work by the end of the year,” Donmez said in an interview with A Haber TV channel.

An earthquake of magnitude 7.7 struck southeastern Turkey on Monday morning. It, according to President Tayyip Erdogan, was the strongest since 1939. On the afternoon of the same day, another earthquake of magnitude 7.6 struck. The tremors, followed by hundreds of aftershocks, were felt in 10 provinces of the country and neighboring states, including Syria. The death toll in Turkey, according to the latest data, exceeded 44 thousand.


The construction of the Akkuyu nuclear power plant with the participation of Russia continues after the earthquake in Turkey, Akkuyu Nuclear, a design company of Rosatom, said earlier.