by Gizem Ebrar Ozel:
This article analyzes Turkey’s whole nuclear issues in conjunction with nuclear history, nuclear future plans, possible risks, scenarios, and suggestions as nuclear energy is a subject, which is of strategic and comprehensive character. Turkey has had plans to build a nuclear power plant since the 1970s. A nuclear power has been a strategic aim for Turkey since then. All these years, restraints, economic deficiencies, diplomatic troubles, and technological deficiencies have delayed Turkey’s nuclear targets and plans. Within the last decade, economic growth and stable development signified a new turn in terms of nuclear energy. The article aims to examine the utility of nuclear energy in Turkey and to present whether or not nuclear energy might offer an important solution for Turkey’s energy future.