Fire Erupts at Russian Nuclear Plant Construction Site in Turkey

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A fire has broken out at the construction site of the Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant in southern Turkey, where a state-owned Russian company, Rosatom, is overseeing operations. There were no Turkish citizens on the project's board of directors.

Amidst heightened concerns, the fire's cause remains under investigation. The plant's operations were reportedly suspended, and local authorities are monitoring the situation closely.

The incident reignites previous controversies surrounding the plant's ownership and operations. Earlier statements by Rosatom's CEO, Anastasia Zoteeva, that the plant "belongs to Russia" and is "the first Russian nuclear power plant on the territory of a foreign state" had sparked backlash in Turkey.

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