"ARMENIA AND TURKEY: CAN NUCLEAR POWER BECOME A FORCE THAT BINDS TWO ENEMIES?
Marianna Grigoryan 3/31/09
As Turkey and Armenia inch closer to some potential form of reconciliation, Armenian attention is increasingly focusing on whether or not Turkey will opt to participate in the construction of a new Armenian nuclear power plant.
A February 21 statement by Prime Minister Tigran Sarkisian that Yerevan is 'open for dialogue' about Turkish participation in the project has sparked often heated debate in Armenia. Despite the public expression of concern, Armenia’s minister of energy and natural resources, Armen Movsisian, reaffirmed at a March 20 news briefing that the government would be open to considering Turkish participation in the project. 'Any state can take part in the construction of the nuclear power plant, including Turkey,' Movsisian said."
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