4 Ağustos 2011 Perşembe

Japan still bids for Turkey's nuclear power despite TEPCO

Thursday, August 4, 2011

TEPCO, Japanese operator of the damaged Fukushima Daiichi plant decided to withdraw from Japan’s bid to join Turkey’s second nuclear plant of the country, noting Far East nation is not out of project completely said a Japanese official told to Hürriyet Daily News on Wednesday interview.

“Turkey had the concern that Japanese side would step back completely,” said Shinli Hirai, trade commercial attaché at Japanese Embassy in Ankara on the sidelines of the talks held between Turkish and Japanese officials. He said that Tokyo Electric Power Company, or TEPCO, prefered to bid for a nuclear reactor in Vietnam instead of the second nuclear power plant of Turkey to be built in northern province of Sinop by the Black Sea coast. “Japanese officials will continue to talks despite the decision of TEPCO,” added Hirai. He said that company’s position likely to be replaced by another Japanese firm soon. “Japanese bid is not over yet,” he added.

Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yıldız also left an open door about the talks between two countries while speaking to reporters in Ankara on Wednesday. “Japan’s bid consisted of three steps, including construction, finance and operation, however Japanese government had told Turkish executives that it would make a new model offer,” Yıldız said according to Anatolia News Agency. "We have told them that we will assess all flexible cooperation,” he added.

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