Turkish Deputy Minister of Energy Bayraktar: We must meet the increasing energy demand from different sources

The Parliamentary Environment Committee adopted the Nuclear Regulation Law Proposal, which it discussed as a subcommittee.

The commission convened under the chairmanship of AK Party Trabzon Deputy Muhammet Balta handled the Nuclear Regulation Law Proposal as a secondary commission. Balta, who shared information on the content of the proposal, said that they adopted policies to make the best use of energy resources and to reduce Turkey’s dependence on energy, and that the law proposal was prepared within this framework.

The bidder, AK Party Corum Deputy Oguzhan Kaya, reminded that the Turkish Atomic Energy Agency (TAEK) was established to conduct, organize, support and coordinate scientific, technical and administrative studies on atomic energy. Pointing out that TAEK has carried out very important works, Kaya noted that a new regulation is needed in the field of nuclear energy at the current stage, and the law proposal was prepared in line with this need.

Kaya stated that a comprehensive arrangement was made in the proposal, such as the responsibility of the operator, insurance and other responsibilities of the nuclear facilities to be established within the borders of Turkey, taking into account the international conventions.


Alparslan Bayraktar, Deputy Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, stated that the regulation was prepared to eliminate these determinations and criticisms.

Bayraktar emphasized that Turkey is a country with an increasing energy demand, that they are working to meet this demand from different sources, and that the law proposal was brought to strengthen the legal infrastructure in the field of nuclear facilities.

Bayraktar invited the commission members to Mersin Akkuyu Nuclear Facility to conduct investigations. After the negotiations, the Nuclear Regulatory Law Proposal was adopted.

Source: Sabah / Translated by Irem Yildiz

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