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Planned Turkish Nuclear Power Plant Threatens Region

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A planned Turkish nuclear power plant on the southern coast of the nation has been assessed, and will endanger Cyprus and the Mediterranean region.

Greenpeace Mediterranean Climate and Energy Campaign Coordinator Devin Bahceci delivered a statement on the plans and said that if an accident was to occur, it is not certain who would be responsible at this point.

Bahceci added that a legal process will begin concerning the authorization of the Environmental Impact Assessment (CED) report. The nuclear power plant is planned to be constructed at the Turkish region of Mersin Akkuyu, while the CED has been authorized by the Turkish Ministry of Environment and Urban Planning.

Biologists Association General Secretary Hasan Sarptan warned, "If we consider the fault line in the area, it is certain that an accident will affect Eastern Europe, Russia and even Africa in important degrees," according to Parikiaki.