Cyprus against the construction and operation of the Akkuyu power plant

Cyprus against the construction and operation of the Akkuyu power plant

Speaking to the Cypriot news agency CNA about the Turkish Akkuyu power plant, the governmental spokesman, Prodromos Prodromou said that Cyprus “will make the necessary representations and protests towards every direction against” its construction and operation.

“Replying to a question in light of the ceremony of Turkey’s first nuclear power plant in Akkuyu that was held on Tuesday, Prodromou said that the decision for the construction and operation of this nuclear power plant, on the southern coast of Turkey ‘raises concerns for a possible impact in terms of safety because such a power plant in this area affects our country much more than the largest part of the Turkish territory.'”

Due to the vicinity of the two countries, Cyprus’ north and Turkey’s south-west part, Nicosia’s concern is greater than any other country’s, the Cypriot politician noted….. / IBNA