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Russian state nuclear agency Rosatom to launch first reactor in Turkey

SOCHI (Monitoring Desk): Russian state nuclear agency Rosatom has decide to launch first reactor in Turkey nuclear power plant in 2023.

Russia and Turkey plan to launch the first reactor at Turkey’s Akkuyu nuclear power plant in 2023, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday.

Speaking alongside Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, Putin said the Russian state nuclear agency Rosatom would begin work at the Akkuyu site in the near future.

Turkey and Russia have agreed to focus on a political solution in Syria, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday.

Erdogan said he was glad Turkey had started to send agricultural goods to Russia but wanted the last restrictions on bilateral trade lifted.

He was speaking after a meeting with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in the southern Russian city of Sochi.