Turkey is holding exclusive talks with Japan to build its second nuclear power plant after failing to reach an agreement with South Korea.
Turkey will start oil and gas exploration in Turkish-controlled northern Cyprus within two months, Energy Minister Taner Yildiz said.
Turkey said it has broad support from 20 oil companies for steps that would make use of the Bosporus straits for oil traffic more expensive than pipelines.
Turkey will ask Russia to increase safety precautions at the atomic power plant it will build on the southern coast after the biggest earthquake in Japan’s history threatened to trigger a nuclear meltdown.
Turkey won’t increase the prices it guarantees to buy alternative energy in draft legislation that’s before parliament, Energy Minister Taner Yildiz said.
"This was not stone, as some media reports say."
- Taner Yildiz on Jan 06, 2015