Turkey to moderate Int’l Energy Agency
KAYSERİ - Anatolia News Agency
Energy Minister Taner Yıldız made statements about Turkey’s interim IEA presidency. DHA photoTurkey will be the interim president of the Paris-based International Energy Agency (IEA) platform starting in November 2013. “This is an honor for us,” said Energy Minister Taner Yıldız. He added that the IEA is an influential platform through which about 30 of the most developed countries meet to discuss energy issues. “As long as Turkey becomes more stable and makes it sustainable we see more international activities in which Turkey is involved. The energy ministers of all IEA members and many NGO representatives will meet this November… As the main moderator of the event we will be the main speaker,” Yıldız said.
Yıldız also gave a statement about the nuclear plants to be built in Akkuyu and Sinop. Yıldız said Chernobyl was a terrible accident. He said they visited Ukraine to discuss the issue. “Some 144 nuclear plants have been built since the Chernobyl accident. Many countries continue to build nuclear plants to sustain their industrial production and to guarantee their energy security. Turkey will definitely consider what has been learned from Chernobyl and Fukushima for Akkuyu and Sinop. Akkuyu will be Turkey’s most durable facility at $22 billion.”
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