Turkey blackout not cyber attack, no risk to Europe power link-up

April 1, 2015 4:06 PM

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ISTANBUL/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A power outage that blacked out most of Turkey on Tuesday was not due to a cyber attack and will not threaten a deal to link up with European grids, leading energy officials said.

The major outage hit Turkish cities and provinces, including the capital Ankara and Istanbul, where parts of the metro system shut down for several hours and shopping malls were plunged into darkness.

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