On March 10, President of Russia Vladimir Putin and President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan attended, via videoconference, a ceremony to launch the construction of the third power unit of the Akkuyu nuclear power plant.

Akkuyu is a nuclear power plant that Rosatom is building in the province of Mersin, Cilicia on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea. The plant is to have four power units. It is to be the first nuclear power plant in Turkey. This is almost entirely a Russian project.

Last night Moscow officially announced that it was satisfied with the verdict in the murder case of Russian ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov. Ankara’s highest criminal court has sentenced five people to life imprisonment for the murder case of Karlov.

We would also like to add that the foreign ministers of Russia and Turkey will meet today in Doha. Details of the agenda of the meeting are not yet available. However, we can expect for the sides to address the Karabakh issue, specifically the trilateral agreement signed on the night of November 10.