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Proposed Russian Akkuyu Turkey NPS in relation to Istanbul Coordinates: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akkuyu_Nuclear_Power_Plant
USGS circular 1193, p. 9 Turkey faultlines
USGS Circular 1193, 1999, p. 9

Human Chain Protest against Akkuyu Nuclear Power Station.  Photo by Nedim Ardoğa, CC-BY-SA 3.0, via Wikipedia
Part of the Human Chain Protest against Akkuyu Nuclear Power Station. Photo by Nedim Ardoğa, CC-BY-SA 3.0, via Wikipedia

Opponents and supporters alike have compared Turkey’s Islamist President Erdogan to a Caliph. Since he is an Islamist, no one should be surprised that he appears to have the same apparent aversion to free speech and environmentalism as President Putin. In 2010, 58 people were prosecuted in Turkey “on the grounds of their participation in an anti-nuclear demonstration in front of the Parliament.” [I] Russia’s nuclear behemoth, Rosatom, and its subsidiaries, apparently only answer to President Putin. See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Government-owned_corporation#Russia

It seems that Russia has provided both India and Turkey with the same stupid “argument” when faced with opposition to Russian Nuclear Reactors in their countries. Turkey and India both say that anti-nuclear activists oppose the development of their respective countries. Turkey…

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