Resource Guide:

Energy Supply Breakdown in Turkey

  • % Coal
  • % Gas
  • % Petroleum
  • % Nuclear Power
  • % Renewable Energy
Number of Operable Reactors 0
Number of Reactors Under Construction 0
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  • There are no commercial nuclear plants currently operating in Turkey, despite the country’s long history with nuclear technology
  • Turkey has limited nuclear reactor expertise, but has in place a plan to train a new generation of nuclear plant professionals, with assistance from Russia
  • Turkey’s energy demand increased rapidly over the last few years, due to accelerated economic development and regional influence
  • With a growing population of technology-savvy youth, energy demand will likely overwhelm the current mix of domestic and imported energy supply
  • The projected energy deficit and a desire for greater energy independence from its traditional suppliers has led Turkish officials to conclude that additional nuclear plants are essential to meeting current and future energy demand.
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