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Turkey can be facilitator on Ukraine nuclear plant, Erdogan tells Putin

ISTANBUL, Sept 3 (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan told Russian President Vladimir Putin in a phone call that his country can play a facilitator role regarding the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant in Ukraine, his office said on Saturday.

The two leaders also discussed developments regarding Ukrainian grain exports and expressed their determination to continue the construction of the Akkuyu nuclear plant in Turkey according to plans, the Turkish presidency said.

Erdogan and Putin agreed to discuss the issues in detail when they meet in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, for a summit on Sept. 15-16, it added. (Reporting by Can Sezer and Yesim Dikmen; writing by Ali Kucukgocmen; editing by Jason Neely)

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