Major power outage hits cities and provinces across Turkey

March 31, 2015 8:43 AM

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ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A major power outage hit cities and provinces across Turkey on Tuesday, including the capital Ankara and the biggest city Istanbul, where parts of the subway system were shut down and shopping malls were plunged into darkness.

Broadcaster NTV said there were reports of power cuts in more than 40 provinces. An official at Turkey's energy ministry had no immediate comment on the cause, while the power transmission company TEIAS could not be reached.

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