Turkey Willing to Export Electricity to Syria Again
[An Nahar] Turkey will provide neighboring Syria with electricity if asked but the deteriorating situation there makes such a move unlikely, the energy minister said on Wednesday.
"We'll give electricity to Syria if they want," Taner Yildiz was quoted as saying by the Anatolia news agency.
"But they have neither a desire, nor the infrastructure to be able to buy electricity," he said. "It is out of question to talk about electricity in a place where ovens are bombed by planes."
In October, Turkish officials announced that Syria has stopped buying electricity from Turkey but said that the decision was the result of damage to Syrian power infrastructure.
Turkey had been providing 20 percent of Syria's power supplies.
Posted by: Fred 2012-12-27