Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan.19 / Trend A.Taghiyeva /
A special commission will be created in the Turkish parliament to investigate the activity of the Metsamor nuclear power plant (NPP), member of the Turkish Grand National Assembly Sinan Ogan told Trend on Thursday.
He said that the Metsamor NPP poses a threat for the whole region.
The energy ministry and the Turkish government take serious measures to close this NPP," Mr Ogan said.
The Metsamor NPP was built in 1970. After the devastating Spitak earthquake, the plant's activity had been suspended, but in 1995 despite international protests, the work of the station was reactivated and in addition, a second reactor was launched.
Given the large number of minor earthquakes in the past 10 years in this area, as well as the intensification of seismic readings indicated by seismologist research, in the case of a big accident taking place at Metsamor, not only Armenia, but also all countries in the Southern Caucasus and the Middle East would be seriously affected.