Turkey warns Armenia about 40-year old nuclear plant

Armenia's Metsamor nuclear power plant is over 40 years old and is still operational despite growing protests from around the world.

Ankara has officially warned Armenia about the need to stop the exploitation of the Metsamor Nuclear Power Plant.

Turkey’s Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Taner Yildiz said that the station was built 40 years ago and while the station were building the modern standards haven’t take into account, reported AzerTAj.

According to him to stop activity of Metsamor, which is located 16 km from the Turkish border, would be a positive step in preventing the possible danger to the population of the region and Turkey.

On the issue of the closure of the plant Ankara asked the relevant international organizations.