Akkuyu regional manager resigns citing dangers of nuclear project
Before Uzel’s press statement, the Turkish media received an anonymous email that Uzel was sacked for sexual misconduct and fraud. The Akkuyu Nuclear plant company’s lawyer Kaan Keskin announced that the email had nothing to do with the company, causing more suspicion.
Uzel on the 1st of September sent a text message to press representatives citing the fact that the project carried serious risks to the people and this was the main reason for his departure. His message said he had received threats and individually explained the threats the project was posing.
It was after this message that a counter email was sent to the media which said that Uzel was being investigated in the firm and that there were claims of his fraud.
The lawyer for the firm denied any such email stating that there was no connection between them and the email and what was being claimed did not bind them. He did say however that they had made a criminal complaint against him.