South Korea is willing to undertake the construction of the nuclear power plant which is planned to be built in Turkey's northern province of Sinop.
We can begin talks for the nuclear power plant within this month, said South Korea's Knowledge Economy Minister Hong Sukwoo, who signed an agreement between Turkey and South Korea on the rehabilitation of a coal-powered plant in Turkey, together with Turkish Energy & Natural Resources Minister Taner Yildiz.
Noting that energy sector had a big importance in the cooperation between the two countries, Hong said that South Korea was interested in the construction of the nuclear power plant in Sinop.
Turkish energy minister said that Turkey and South Korea had previously exchanged views on nuclear power plant issue, adding that they would pursue talks on the topics they could not agree on within this month.
When asked whether talks with Japan on this issue ended, Yildiz said that Turkey was still determined about nuclear power plant.
Turkey is planning to build two nuclear power plants in the north and south of the country in the next decade.
Turkey has been engaged in talks with Japan since last year to build country's second nuclear power plant in the Black Sea coastal province of Sinop in the north. However, talks were interrupted after the massive earthquake that hit Japan in March 2011.
Japan's magnitude-9 earthquake on March 11 caused a massive tsunami that crippled the cooling systems at the Tokyo Electric Power Company's (TEPCO) nuclear plant in Fukushima.
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