Turkey’s drive to reduce its dependency on energy imports has been boosted by an agreement with China to build a 2640 MW coal-fired power plant in the northwest of the country.

The deal was signed between Turkish Hattat Holding and China’s Harbin Electric International in Istanbul on Friday.
Taner Yildiz
Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yildiz said, “We are continuing our work to get other coal mines online to generate power by speeding up the related tenders.”

Turkey’s efforts to gain more energy independence saw agreement with Japan to build a $22bn nuclear power plant on the Black Sea last week, while Russia is also building a nuclear power plant 425 Km south of Ankara.

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