Turkey's energy minister said Friday that Canadian company Candu had applied to build the country's second nuclear power plant in cooperation with Turkish company EUAS.
"Canada's Candu firm will sign a letter of intent with EUAS... After six months time, we will see if we can agree or not," Taner Yildiz was quoted as saying by Anatolia news agency, before the signing ceremony.
"This is a serious proposal," he added.
The government plans to build three nuclear power plants within five years in hopes of preventing a possible energy shortage and reducing dependence on foreign energy supplies.
Turkey struck a deal with Russia in 2010 to build the country's first power plant at Akkuyu in the southern Mersin province.
The government plans to build a second reactor in northern Turkey, near the Black Sea city of Sinop. But it has not yet announced a location for a third reactor.
One of the accords signed was a letter of intent between China's National Energy Administration and the Turkish energy ministry for further nuclear cooperation.
Source: AFP American Edition