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War Sanctions Snag Russia’s Building of Turkey Nuclear Plant

  • Allies have refrained from pressuring Ankara on war penalties
  • Reactor units on Mediterranean are a critical project
The Akkuyu nuclear power plant construction site on the Mediterranean coast, Turkey.
The Akkuyu nuclear power plant construction site on the Mediterranean coast, Turkey.Source: Akkuyu Nuclear Jsc Press Service
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Sanctions imposed over the invasion of Ukraine are complicating Russia’s construction of a $20 billion nuclear power plant in Turkey, according to two Turkish officials.

The snags might delay a project critical for Turkey that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said will eventually meet about 10% of the nation’s power demand.