Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived in South Korea on Saturday.
He will participate in Nuclear Security Summit in Seoul.
Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, Energy & Natural Resources Minister Taner Yildiz, and Economy Minister Zafer Caglayan are accompanying Erdogan.
Erdogan said Friday that Turkey was committed to use nuclear energy for peaceful purposes and to ensure maximum safety and security standards.
"We are at the brink of starting to use nuclear energy. And we have the political determination to use it for peaceful purposes and meet the highest safety and security standards," Erdogan told reporters before his departure for South Korea.
Erdogan said Turkey was about to finish a national legal groundwork for nuclear safety, adding that the country would focus on implementing them under the guidelines of the Seoul meeting.
Turkey is set to have its first ever nuclear power plant in Akkuyu town of the country's southern province of Mersin.
Russia will build the nuke-plant which is estimated to cost $20 billion and the project is expected to start in 2013. The nuclear power plant will be built by Russia's Atomstroyexport.
The two countries signed an agreement on the project in May 2010.
Turkey considers to build two more nuclear power plants and the country is talking with Japan and South Korea over their construction.
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Turkish President Erdogan will visit China, his first since he took presidency in 2014 and will be signing a number of agreements.
An emergency meeting of NATO is being held in Brussels at the request of Turkey on Tuesday.
"It is not possible for us to continue the peace process with those who threaten our national unity and brotherhood," said Erdogan, who told a news conference in Ankara ahead of his departure on an official visit to China.
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