ISTANBUL Oct 10 Turkish President Tayyip
Erdogan said on Monday the TurkStream natural gas pipeline
project with Russia and plans for a Russian-built nuclear power
plant in Turkey would be accelerated as ties between the two
countries are normalised.
Speaking at a joint news conference in Istanbul after
signing an agreement on TurkStream with Russian President
Vladimir Putin, Erdogan said time lost on the Akkuyu project
would be made up.
In 2013, Rosatom won a $20 billion contract to build four
reactors in what was to become Turkey's first nuclear plant, but
construction was halted after Turkey shot down a Russian jet
near the Syrian border last year.
(Writing by Nick Tattersall)