Underlining the need for energy resources diversification through deployment of renewable and indigenous sources, Minister Alaboyun stated: “We have a very important shortfall and it is nuclear energy. Turkey without nuclear means Turkey with no energy in the future. I assume that one or two reactors in our first nuclear power plant Akkuyu will be taken into operation by 2023.”
Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Mr. Alaboyun delivered a speech at the “Access to Energy in Sub Saharan Africa” held in Istanbul within the scope of G20.
Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Ali Rıza Alaboyun met with the United States Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken.
Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Taner YILDIZ expressed his doubt that Eastern Mediterrenean natural gas will seriously be offered to the world markets through LNG terminals via Egypt.
At the groundbreaking ceremony of Akkuyu Marine Facilities Construction, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Taner YILDIZ stated about the beginning of a new era and that such a concrete and a clear point had never been reached on establishment of a nuclear power plant before.
Regarding the agreements concluded among the Turkish and the Russian Universities in the field of nuclear education and training, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Taner YILDIZ stated that “this framework agreement made both in Russia and among our valuable Universities, will be the most important centre for human resources”.
During the opening ceremony of the 8-th Internatıonal Solar Energy Energy and Technology Fair held in Istanbul ExpoCentre, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Taner YILDIZ emphasized that a growing Turkey cannot have a shrinking energy sector, while stating that Turkey is going through a certain transformation, progress and development.
An agreement covering energy cooperation between Turkey and Georgia was signed by the Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Taner YILDIZ and the Minister of Energy of Georgia - Kakha Kaladze.
Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Taner YILDIZ took part in the opening ceremony of the “12-th International Petroleum, LPG, Mineral Oil, Equipment, Station, Market Products and Technology Fair”.
While stating that TANAP bears a particular importance both in terms of its route and target, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan underlined: “As this very Project is not an alternative to any other projects, there are no other alternatives to this Project either”.