Turkey and South Korea to Build Nuclear Power Plant

10 March 2010 (Last Updated March 10th, 2010 18:30)

Turkey and South Korea have signed a deal to build a nuclear power plant in the Sinop Province of Turkey. Turkish Energy and Natural Resources minister Taner Yildiz said that both countries will set up working groups and try to prepare an agreement following the cooperation protocol fo

Turkey and South Korea have signed a deal to build a nuclear power plant in the Sinop Province of Turkey.

Turkish Energy and Natural Resources minister Taner Yildiz said that both countries will set up working groups and try to prepare an agreement following the cooperation protocol four months, the Anatolia News Agency said.

Turkey has long been eager to build nuclear power plants and is also in talks with Russia to build a plant in Mersin province, Turkey.

South Korea currently has 20 nuclear power plants and is building another eight in its territories.

Turkey aims to increase its nuclear energy to 10% of its total energy resources by 2020, while South Korea's target is 40% for the same period.