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Turkey Signs Nuclear Trade Accord with South Korea
Turkey and South Korea signed a memorandum of understanding today that permits collaboration on a wide range of atomic energy activities, the Korea Herald reported (see GSN, June 8).
The memorandum makes it more likely that Seoul would be selected by Turkey to construct nuclear energy reactors in the country. The document calls for further talks on an official bilateral agreement that would contain specifics about the future atomic plant. Should a formal agreement between the two nations be reached, a private commercial deal could be sealed late next year, South Korean officials said.
South Korean Knowledge Economy Minister Choi Kyung-hwan signed the accord with his Turkish counterpart, Taner Yildiz, during a summit meeting in Seoul of leaders of the two nations (Cho Chung-un, Korea Herald, June 15).
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