Filed with the Ministry of Environment and Urban Planning (MEUP), the EIA includes construction of a central processing plant at the property with production capacity of 1.2 million lbs of U308 a year.

The plant will process uranium bearing solutions from the Temrezli well field, and could also process uranium-loaded resin from satellite uranium deposits from Adur’s other projects.

Located within the company’s operation licences, which have approval for 2023 and renewable for up to 60 years, the project is estimated to host resources of 5.2 million tons grading 1,157ppm eU308 for 13.3 million lbs U308.

While permitting process progresses, Adur plans to begin pre-development activities with plans to commence full scale development in the fourth quarter of 2015.

Anatolia Energy managing director Paul Cronin said: "Submission of the initial EIA is a significant milestone for Anatolia and takes the company another step closer towards achieving our objective of actively participating in Turkey’s developing nuclear power industry.

"We are on track to see first production in 2016 but 2015 will be a defining period in our company’s history."

The company said it will focus on regional exploration with plans to define a resource on Sefaatli in early third quarter.