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    Changes in Turkish Legislation to Accelerate Work on Akkuyu NPP - Kremlin

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    The recent changes made in Turkey's legislation will significantly speed up and intensify the work on the Akkuyu nuclear power plant (NPP), Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Sunday.

    HANGZHOU (Sputnik) — Russia and Turkey signed an agreement to construct and operate Turkey’s first nuclear power plant at the Akkuyu site in the Turkish southern Mersin Province in May 2010. The plant is expected to produce about 35 billion kilowatt-hours per year. The project's cost is estimated at about $20 billion.

    Earlier in the day, Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan held a meeting on the sidelines of the G20 summit in China.

    "They spoke separately of Rosatom…The Turks have promptly made the necessary legislative changes that will intensify work on the Akkuyu NPP," Peskov told reporters.

    He said that the two leaders also discussed the Turkish Stream project, where the Turkish side only had to formally change the legal permits initially issued for the South Stream project.

    According to Peskov, Putin and Erdogan spoke in favor of the possibility of further expansion of Russian oil supplies via the Rosneft operations.

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