Europe News Desk!! Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin may travel to Turkey on April 27 to attend the opening ceremony of the Akkuyu nuclear power plant. Erdogan told news channel ATV-e Haber in an interview that Putin could either travel to Mersin in person or attend the ceremony via teleconference, Xinhua news agency reported. Located in the southeastern Turkish province of Mersin, the project is Turkey’s first nuclear plant. It is expected to generate 35 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity annually and will meet about 10 percent of domestic electricity needs. It is the world’s first nuclear power plant project implemented through the build-own-operate model. Under a contract, Russia’s Rosatom firm has agreed to provide design, construction, maintenance, operation and decommissioning of the power plant.
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