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Turkey, Russia Solve Nuclear Dispute as Turkish Builder Restored

  • Turkey’s Ic Ictas is main contractor in $20 billion project
  • All issues in Akkuyu construction have been resolved: Interfax
Vladimir Putin meets with Recep Tayyip Erdogan on September 16.

Vladimir Putin meets with Recep Tayyip Erdogan on September 16.

Photographer: Alexandr Demyanchuk/AFP/Getty Images

A dispute between Turkish and Russian companies that threatened to derail Turkey’s nuclear power ambitions was resolved on Friday during talks between the two nations’ leaders.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russian President Vladimir Putin have agreed to reinstate Turkish builder IC Ictas as the main contractor on the $20-billion project, a Turkish official told Bloomberg, speaking on customary condition of anonymity. “All the issues over Akkuyu nuclear plant construction in Turkey are resolved,” Russian news agency Interfax also reported.