Minister says Turkey still supplying electricity to Syria

Turkish energy and natural resources minister has said that it was wrong to expect an increase on energy prices due to escalating tension between Turkey and Syria.

Minister says Turkey still supplying electricity to Syria

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkish energy and natural resources minister has said that it was wrong to expect an increase on energy prices due to escalating tension between Turkey and Syria.

"We do not have such an expectation. It will be wrong to think that there would be an increase on energy prices because of raising tension between both countries," Taner Yildiz told reporters on Thursday after attending an international energy conference in Ankara, the Turkish capital.

Stating that Turkey was still supplying electricity to Syria, "the matter is not about Syrian people, we are really into the faults of Syrian regime here. We are talking about an environment in which at least 30,000 thousand people have been killed so far, and there is also a human tragedy. There is no point to defend this situation. Therefore we are not talking on any sanctions for Syrian people," said Yildiz.

At the conference, Yildiz stated that the 25 percent energy ratio that Turkey gained from the renewable energy was equal to targets of Europe for 2035.

"There should not be any energy sector that is not developing in Turkey while Turkey is growing rapidly," Yildiz also said.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 04 Ekim 2012, 17:36
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