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Work to recommence on Turkish nuclear plant after thaw

The Akkuyu nuclear power plant in Turkey is set to re-commence after diplomatic relations were restored with Russia.

Russia’s International Atomic Energy Agency envoy Vladimir Voronkov told Sputnik International, “”I think the issueAkkuyu npp model ofà‚ Akkuyu will move forward now.”

Work onà‚ the planned Russian-built nuclear power plant came to a halt at the end of last year with speculation that Turkey was assessing other potential candidates forà‚ the project. However, Rosatom and the Turkish Energy and Natural Resource Ministry immediately refuted the claim.

Moscow suspended a number ofà‚ strategic bilateral projects, including negotiations onà‚ the Turkish Stream project followingà‚ the downing ofà‚ a Russian Su-24 aircraft byà‚ a Turkish F-16 fighter jet inà‚ Syria onà‚ November 24th. The Turkish government had acted out of concern at a number of airspace transgressions by the Russian airforce.

On Wednesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin held a phone conversation withà‚ his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The leaders agreed toà‚ restore bilateral relations.

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