November 13, 2017 / 6:59 PM / 10 months ago

Russia and Turkey to launch first Akkuyu reactor in 2023: Putin

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - 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.

Russia's President Vladimir Putin (R, front) and Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan (L, front) enter a hall during a meeting in Sochi, Russia November 13, 2017. REUTERS/Pavel Golovkin/Pool

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.

Reporting by Olesya Astakhov; Writing by Jack Stubbs; Editing by Kevin Liffey; Editing by

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