Turkey, Russia deepen ties amid troubled relations with West

Trump concedes to Russia-Turkey-Iran troika that rules Syria

Trump concedes to Russia-Turkey-Iran troika that rules Syria

It will produce 35 billion kilowatts of electricity at full capacity, which will meet about 10 percent of Turkey's electricity needs.

A war of words between Putin and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan rages as Moscow demands an apology.

President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday embarked on a two day visit to Russia's increasingly close partner Turkey to launch the construction of its first nuclear power plant and coordinate policy on the war in Syria.

Russian Federation has also ties with the group, but Turkish foreign minister Cavusoglu said "Russia understands Turkey's stance on the YPG better than the United States does, Russian Federation doesn't send any weapons to the YPG".

The nuclear plant which will be built on the Mediterranean coast is expected to cost approximately $20 billion.

At present, there are 450 nuclear power plants in 31 countries, while 55 plants are under construction around the world.

In late June 2016 the Kremlin says Erdogan has apologised for the jet downing in a message to Putin, in which he calls for a return to friendlier ties.

"We face the ambitious goal of launching the first reactor in 2023 to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the foundation of the Republic of Turkey", Mr Putin said during Tuesday's ceremony.

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The two have been in a coma since then and British Prime Minister Theresa May said earlier this week that they "may never fully recover".

The Akkuyu plant is being built by Russia's nuclear energy agency, Rosatom.

Turkey and Russia have chose to shorten the duration of the S-400 air defense missile systems' delivery, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on April 3, speaking in the presidential complex in Ankara in a joint press conference held with his Turkish counterpart.

Turkey and Russian Federation have forged burgeoning ties in recent months on a number of, despite past differences.

Despite backing different sides in Syria's seven-year-old civil war, Turkey and Russian Federation have been working on bringing an end to the crisis that has killed more than 400,000 people so far. 'This marks a new stage in the development of Turkey's economy'. The three countries are sponsoring a series of negotiations to end the seven-year-long war.

"We are realising a number of strategic projects with the Russian Federation", said Erdogan.

In July 2017, Turkey announced that it had inked a deal to buy an S-400 (NATO version SA-21 Growler) missile defence system for $2-3 billion from Russian Federation.

Turkey signed an agreement to buy the S-400 system in late December in a move which raised concern in the West because it can not be integrated into NATO's military architecture.

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