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Turkey and Russia have signed an agreement committing Russian Atomstroy export to build a nuclear power plant with a capacity of 4.8 GWe on Turkey’s black sea coast. Russia will operate and fully own the facility. Politicians and businessmen present the deal as a step into a bright Turkish energy future while keeping silent to the public about the dangers and down falls nuclear power holds. Yet, Germany has a longstanding history of a diverse and strong anti-nuclear movement that offers many interesting lessons to every Turkish citizen interested in health, the environment and peace. This article elaborates on the German movement’s arguments and forms of protest.

 
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Tina Flegel
Tina Flegel
From the Desk of the Editor Over the last couple of years, Turkey has weathered multiples storms in close succession: two general elections that took place in a polarized political climate, an escalation of the Turkey-PKK conflict, a crisis with Russia, the 2016 failed coup attempt followed by state of emergency measures, and the continued threat of terrorist attacks. The aftermath of the constitutional referendum in April...
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