As ties warm, Erdogan says Greece may be able to benefit from a Turkish power plant

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is seen during a meeting with Greece's President Katerina Sakellaropoulou at the Presidential Palace in Athens, Greece, Dec. 7, 2023. [Michael Varaklas/AP]

Turkey is considering allowing neighboring Greece to benefit from a nuclear power plant it plans to build near its Black Sea coast, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was quoted as saying on Friday.

Erdogan made the comments on his return from a visit to Athens on Thursday, where longtime regional rivals Greece and Turkey took significant steps toward mending their troubled ties.

"We strive to develop and expand cooperation with Greece not only in the field of energy but also in all areas, including nuclear energy," Erdogan told a group of journalists on his flight back. "For example, we can provide Greece the opportunity (to benefit) from energy from our nuclear power plant to be built in Sinop (Province)."

His comments were reported by state-run Anadolu and other media on Friday.

During Erdogan's visit on Thursday, Greece and Turkey signed more...

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