Asian Journal of PEACEBUILDING

Volume 6 Number 2 (November 2018)

Table of Contents

Field Note

Framing Opposition to Nuclear Power: The Case of Akkuyu in Southeast Turkey

Pinar Temocin pp. 353-377
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Following the 2010 nuclear deal between Russia and Turkey, several consequent revelations of administrative deficiencies in the Turkish nuclear program, the Fukushima accident, and waste issues all spurted widespread protests across Turkey. This study analyzes how groups opposing nuclear power plants have framed the Akkuyu nuclear project as a dangerous, risky, disadvantageous, and irrational policy choice. Through analysis of empirical data from a range of sources such as in situ observation, semi-structured interviews, articles, and websites, the study considers the core issues raised and arguments given by the opponents.
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