PM: Turkey intends to develop atomic power engineering
Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov. 17 / Trend A. Tagiyeva /
Turkey intends to use all types of electric power generation in the country and is considering the opportunities of developing atomic power engineering, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said at the Black Sea Energy Forum on Thursday, Sabah newspaper reported.
"Turkey aims to get into the top 10 developed economies in the world by 2023," Mr Erdogan said. "We will develop atomic power engineering in the country."
He added that special attention will be paid to security in terms of developing such projects.
Earlier, Mohammad-Javad Larijani, head of Iran's High Council for Human Rights, heading the Iranian Institute of Physics and Mathematics said in an interview with the press that Iran is ready to share nuclear technologies with neigh boring countries and in particular, proposes to help Turkey build the atomic power plant.
In response to this proposal, Turkish Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Taner Yildiz said that Turkey has no plans for nuclear cooperation with Iran.