World Bulletin/News Desk
More than 4000 Turkish students applied for 100 places on nuclear engineering courses in Russia, a manager at Turkey's Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant said Saturday.
After graduation the students will have a chance to work at Turkey's first power plant at Akkuyu, which a Russian company is helping to build. Turkey has already sent 190 students to Russian universities for nuclear education since 2011.
As a part of an inter-governmental agreement up to 600 Turkish students will be able to attend nuclear engineering courses in Russia and will be expected to work for the Akkuyu plant for at least 13 years after graduation.
Russian energy company Rosatom signed an agreement in 2011 to build and operate a 4-reactor nuclear power plant in Mersin province on Turkey’s Mediterranean coast, with the aim of having the plant fully-operational by the Turkish republic's 100-year anniversary in 2023.
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