Syria stops buying Turkish electricity

 DAMASCUS, (ST)_ Syrian Government stopped buying electric power from Turkey last week,  according  to news agencies  on October 11.

 Turkish Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Taner Yildiz said that Syria stopped buying electricity from his country without giving more details. The Syrian government gives no comment on this news.

 Turkey supplies Syria with  232.2 million kilowatt / hours of electric power  every month and  according to Syrian official sources the Turkish supply forms 3% of Syria’s total consuming.

 The Syrian-Turkish ties deteriorated following Turkey’s government supports for armed terrorist groups. The Turkish government imposed hard sanctions.  Syria responded with freezing the Free Zone agreement between both countries and imposing 30% additional taxes on Turkish-made goods.

 

Obeida al- Hamad 

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