By Kostas Onisenko
A representative of the Russian Church held a sanctification rite at the unfinished power plant in southern Turkey, as it became known from the official website of the Patriarchate of Moscow.
It is a power plant built in collaboration with the Russian state company “Rosatom”.
Specifically, the announcement states that “on January 18, 2021, on the eve of the Epiphany, the priest Georgy Sergeev, responsible for pastoral care for Russian-speaking believers in Turkey, performed the service of the Epiphany of the Lord and the Blessing of the Waters at the Akkuyu nuclear power plant, which is located near the village of Buyukejeli, in the region of Gulnar in southern Turkey.
The first nuclear power plant in Turkey is being built in accordance with the terms of the agreement signed between the governments of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Turkey.
The majority shareholder of Akkuyu NPP is the Russian state-owned company Rosatom.