CHP Deputy Chairman Ahmet Akın made evaluations about Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant (NGS).
Akın stated that the government made the confession that "Russia is the owner of the project" for the Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant (NGS), which is presented locally and nationally, and said, "The courts in London will decide on the dispute on the power plant, which is under construction in our own territory, within the borders of Turkey. President Erdogan; Did he step in to stop the international arbitration process, which he defended by saying “they will take it all the time”? made statements.
CHP Deputy Chairman Ahmet Akın reminded that the developments regarding the termination of the contract of İçtaş, the main contractor in the construction of Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant (NGS), which is under construction in Mersin, revealed that the discourse that the project is domestic and national is not true.
“The government had to say 'project Russians'”
In his statement, Akın said, “The Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, Fatih Dönmez, stated that there was no domestic or national interest in the project, with the phrase “Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant, which was established here, owned by the Russian Federation, the owner of the project”. AK Party government; While trying to create a perception with the discourse that Akkuyu, which has no other example in the world with its construction model, is local and national; Upon these developments, he had to say that the project belongs to Russia.” he said.
“Erdogan defended 'International Arbitration'”
Noting that President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan made a quiet visit to the Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant earlier this week, Akın said, “The Turkish company, which argues that the termination of its contract in Akkuyu is not legal, has announced that it will take the matter to the arbitration court in London. Accordingly, the courts in London will decide on the disputes in the power plant, which is under construction on our territory, within the borders of Turkey.
Criticizing the lack of a public statement regarding President Erdoğan's visit to Akkuyu, Akın said, “The Minister of Energy accompanying the President also says that it is not appropriate to give details on the questions on this issue. The representatives of the government want to prevent the international arbitration process by saying that negotiations and works are continuing to resolve the dispute between Russian and Turkish companies. It is said that while President Erdogan used to defend international arbitration in income-guaranteed projects like in Akkuyu by saying "they will take it out on the ball," he is now stepping into action to stop the international arbitration process. In other words, it is stated that the AK Party government is also against this international arbitration practice, which our esteemed President Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu pointed out to be wrong.” he added.