Making a speech at the groundbreaking ceremony of the Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant at the Presidential Complex, President Erdoğan said: “With the launch of the Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant’s first reactor in 2023, Turkey will have joined the group of countries using nuclear energy. We will thus have crowned the centennial of our Republic with a historic work in the field of energy.”
Underlining that they are today witnessing a historic moment in terms of Turkey’s development and the energy cooperation between Turkey and Russia, President Erdoğan expressed his happiness to be breaking ground for the Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant together with Russian President Putin.
Pointing to the distance Turkey and the Russian Federation has covered over the past 15 years in bilateral relations as an important indication for the future, President Erdoğan stated that the 7th meeting of the Turkey-Russia High Level Cooperation Council (HLCC) symbolizes the level the bilateral relations between the two countries have currently reached.
Noting that Turkey and the Russian Federation act in close collaboration in order to put an end to the terror threat and clashes in Syria and realize many joint projects, President Erdoğan cited S-400 Air Defense Systems, the TurkStream Natural Gas Pipeline and the Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant as just a few examples of those joint efforts.