Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses his ruling Justice and Development Party members at the parliament in Ankara, Turkey, Tuesday, March 6, 2018.(Kayhan Ozer/Pool Photo via AP)
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Turkey's first nuclear power plant is likely to miss its 2023 target start-up date as Russian builder Rosatom struggles to find local partners, two people familiar with the matter said.The $20 billion project is part of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's "2023 vision" marking 100 years since the founding of modern Turkey.Rosatom is looking at four Turkish companies as possible partners, but little progress has been made so far, one of the sources said, both of whom declined to be identified because the information is not yet public.Rosatom is looking for Turkish partners to take a 49 percent stake in the planned Akkuyu nuclear plant in southern Turkey.But the government is wary of EUAS taking on the 49 percent stake by itself.
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