Turkey Investigates Cause of Worst Power Outages in 15 Years

March 31, 2015 11:45 AM

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Turkey Investigates Cause of Worst Power Outages in 15 Years

(Bloomberg) -- The most extensive power failure in 15 years disrupted services across Turkey, with the prime minister saying all possible causes including terrorism were being investigated.

Power was restored to most of Istanbul by 1:40 p.m. on Tuesday, Energy Minister Taner Yildiz said in a televised press conference from Slovakia. The outages started at 10:36 a.m., according to an energy ministry official who asked not to be named, citing policy. Blackouts were reported from the bord...

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