Turkish government signs a deal with a Japanese-French consortium

Saturday, 04 May 2013 - 8:10


The Turkish government has signed a deal with a Japanese-French consortium to build a new nuclear power station.


The 22 billion contract is Japan's first successful bid for an overseas nuclear project since a tsunami wrecked the Fukushima power station.


The deal was signed by visiting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.


Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said it would transform relations with Japan into a "strategic partnership".