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Greece claims Turkey mustn’t build the atomic station March 24, 2011

Posted by Yilan in Turkey, Yunanistan.
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Greek President Karolos Papoulias urged neighboring Turkey to reconsider plans to build atomic power stations after a March 11 earthquake and tsunami damaged Japan’s Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear plant, Bloomberg writes.

“It’s impossible at this time, when we have this disaster at the nuclear reactors in Japan that has shocked us all, that Turkey should want to build in an earthquake zone,” Papoulias said during a visit to a satellite station, according to an e- mailed transcript of his comments from his office in Athens.

While applying to the Greek nation on the national feast, which is celebrated on March 25 and is devoted to the beginning of protests against Ottoman Empire on 1825, Mr. Papoulias especially noted: “The absurd firmness of Turkey endangers not only Turkish safety, but it is also dangerous for Greece and the whole region”.

Turkey wants to build two atomic-power plants, one near the town of Sinop on the Black Sea coast and the second at Akuyyu, 25 kilometers from a seismic fault line. Greece and Turkey are the two most seismically active nations in Europe.

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan should think this over “many times” and “the Europeans should intervene to prevent a disaster that would be in our own backyard, at our own doorstep,” Papoulias said.

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