.....there's more -- Turkey still needs that power.
Just recently, the international engineering, construction and services group, Balfour Beatty, has announced that it has withdrawn from the much-criticized Ilisu dam project in Turkey ( http://www.ConnectingPower.com/s.asp?s=2010545 ).
Also, Turkey may help finance completion of Cernavoda Units 3 and 4, according to the Romanian News Digest of February 20, 2002: "Romanian Prime Minister Adrian Nastase visited Turkey on February 19, 2002, and presented Turkish Prime Minister Bulent Ecevit with the advantages of investing in the Romanian nuclear plant, which produces electricity at a price of about $12 (13.8 euro) per MWh. Nastase also said that it is necessary for Romania, Bulgaria and Turkey to discuss the possibility of cooperation in securing a balance of energy."
Lastly, to your list of countries not "abandoning nuclear power" -- Great Britain, France, Russia, China, South Korea, Japan, and the United States -- I would also add India, the Czech Republic, Romania, Finland, Slovakia, the Ukraine, etc., all of which are either building or upgrading or planning new NPPs.
The simple truth is that Tom chooses to act (write) as if he were deaf, dumb and blind, with the intent that National Post readers likewise remain so....
This, in addition to being grossly unethical, in quoting Jeremy without his permission, and totally out of context....
IMO, since the National Post was party to this offence - most likely unknowingly - they should, at the very least, ban him from future publication in their pages - say for a year or two, minimum.
Have a nice day Tom :-)
From: Adam McLean [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Wednesday March 20, 2002 2:45 PM
To: Tom Adams
Cc: CNS listserv
Subject: Re: [cdn-nucl-l] Error in National Post article on AECL funding
Critic's note: The author may wish to check more carefully into the credibility
of those he quotes - at the VERY SAME TIME that Prime Minister Bülent Ecevit
evidently made the below statement, abandoning not just the $1.5 billion
nuclear construction project, but all energy production schemes altogether, he
also decided, against outspoken worldwide crys for investigation into human
rights violations in Turkey, to purchase 50 Bell AH-1Z KingCobra attack
helicopters valued at, goodness, $1.5 billion, with a possible extension to over $4 billion...