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Public Protests Against Nuclear Power in Germany, Summer 2010
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.