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1 The Turkish government’s continuing nuclear ambitions after Fukushima. Alidost Numan- Green Party, Turkey

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3 Akkuyu

4 The Akkuyu Aggreement Interstate agreement between Turkey and Russia, outside the durisdiction of national law: First of its kind in the world MW, 4 nuclear reactors in Akkuyu Plans to complete in 10 years – 2020 in operation Total cost is 20 million USD, to be reflected to electricity cost

5 Will be built by the Russian state nuclear company (100% of investement and shares belong to Russia) Purchase guarantee for electricity for 15 years from avg US cent 71 billion USD total payment to Russia from Turkey in 15 years Nuclear waste and decomissioning is a question

6 Category 1 Earthquake zone ! The Ecemiş Faultline Workshop conducted at Niğde University in May 1998 determined Akkuyu as a Category 1 Earthquake zone. The site- licence given in 1976 presumed the Ecemiş fault was inactive.

7 Source: Sungut -.C OrgeN*,G ilberKt ELLING*A*t,i llaU LUG*N, uranG 6rqen. ve Erdeniz Özel: NeotectoniSct structura Features in the Alanya- MersinS Shelf Area (Southern Turkey) Jeofizik 5(1), 1991.

8 Figure 1. A simplified tectonic setting of the northeastern corner of the East Mediterranean Region (Cilicia). All active faults shown are left lateral strike slip. Fault lines are simplified from Saroglu et al. (1992). Abbreviations: AB, Adana Basin (stippled); AF, Amanos Fault; AMB, Amik Basin (stippled); DSF, Dead Sea Fault; EAFZ, East Anatolian Fault Zone; EF, Ecemis¸ Fault; EHF, East Hatay Fault; GFZ, Go¨ksun Fault Zone; IB, Iskenderun Bay; KF, Kozan Fault; KT, Kyrenea Thrust (cross-hatched); MAR, Misis-Andirin Mauntain Range (cross-hatched); and YF, Yumurtalik Fault. Source: Mehmet Ergin, Mustafa Aktar, and Haluk Eyidoğan: "Present-Day Seismicity and Seismotectonics of the Cilician Basin: Eastern Mediterranean Region of Turkey" In:Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America 94(3), pp. 930–939.

9 (b) Snapshot of the initial tsunami generated with the parameters given in (a). Letters and numbers refer to geographical locations where macroseismic observations have been partly reported (Guidoboni & Comastri 2005a), and synthetic tsunami mareograms generated at pseudo-tide-gauge locations. Source: S. Yolsal, T. Taymaz and A. C. Yalçiner: "Understanding tsunamis, potential source regions and tsunami-prone mechanisms in the Eastern Mediterranean.“ In Geological Society, London, Special Publications 2007; v. 291; p

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12 Sinop Agreement for talks with Japan signed in December Still going on as Fukushima accident is unfolding. Again with an inter-state agreement 5600MW, € 10b, 2019 some numbers that are being pronounced Very close to North Anatolian faultline.

13 İğneada in Thrace The government officially announced that it plans 3 NPPs by 2023 Thrace is the most likely site for the third plant, because of relatively less earthquake activity. Recently statements by beurocrats confirm İğneada on the Black Sea coast as the possible site.

14 Esspecially, Sinop is close to N. Anatalian faultline

15 Proposed sites of NPPs in Turkey

16 , İstiklal Caddesi, İstanbul

17 4000 people march against nuclear upon Erdoğan’s announcement they will go on with nuclear plans.

18 Villagers march to Ankara: 1994

19 Greenpeace action infront of Energy Ministry 1994

20 170,000 petitions delivered to parliament. July activists still at court.

21 Turkey’s solar potential. Second to Spain in Europe. Yet...


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