Turkey's first nuclear plant delayed, 'not ready before 2022'

March 23, 2015 1:37 PM

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ANKARA/ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey's first nuclear power plant is unlikely to be ready before 2022, energy officials said on Monday of the $20-billion project that has been beset by regulatory hurdles and complicated by Russia's financial woes.

Dependant on imports for almost all of its energy, Turkey has embarked on an ambitious nuclear program, commissioning Russia's State Atomic Energy Corporation (Rosatom) in 2013 to build four 1,200 megawatt (MW) reactors.

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