Energy Minister says Japan cab handle nuclear power plant deal
Building a nuclear power plant in the northern province of Sinop will involve areas such as investment, finance and operations, and Japan can handle all of this, said Energy Minister Taner Yildiz on Friday. "We believe Japan can bring all of them together," he said, underlining that being the contracting party of the $20 billion project is a "matter of coordination." At the end of Yildiz's three-day official visit to Japan last week, Ankara and Tokyo signed a memorandum of understanding to start formal negotiations on the nuclear deal. During his stay in Japan, Yildiz also visited the world's largest nuclear power plant, Kashiwazaki-Kariwa, and afterwards told reporters that he wants Turkey to also have such a large plant, saying, "Good dreams will yield good actions and results." Yildiz added that the Sinop project will be the largest single investment in Turkey to date, and that it will help Turkey diversify its energy and financial resources.