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Turkish government insists on nuclear power

DW readers wrote in to tell us about nuclear energy policy where they live.

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90 percent of Turkey is on active fault zones. We had 20,000 dead in a 1999 earthquake. The country is rich with solar, wind and hydro-energy resources. Still, the government argues there is a need for nuclear energy and has many projects to that aim. After the Japanese earthquake, a heated public debate started over the benefits of nuclear energy. But the government will stick to its plans no matter what.

-- Özden Umut Akbas, Turkey

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