Turkey provides electricity to Jarabulus
Electricity supply from Turkey's Karkamis to Syria's Jarabulus started on Saturday

Turkey started to send electricity gradually to the Jarabulus district of Aleppo in Syria on Saturday, according to Turkish officials, Saturday.

The Jarabulus region of Aleppo was freed from Daesh terrorists during the "Operation Euphrates Shield" led by the Turkish army and backed by Syrian National Coalition forces including Free Syrian Army (FSA) on August 31, 2016.

The electricity supply to Jarabulus provided from Turkey's Karkamis Electricity Distribution Center located in the province of Gaziantep near the Syrian border, the officials who wanted to remain anonymous, has said on Thursday.

After the lighting of street lamps locals showed their support with applause.

- Turkey's power connection with Syria restarts

This project has ensured that Turkey's electricity connection with Syria has restarted after a four-year hiatus.

Syria decided to acquire electricity from Turkey's private electricity distribution sector in July 2010, and bought 2.3 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity until October 2012, when Syria decided to cut the Turkish supplies.

Turkey has long established electricity connections with its immediate neighbors, excluding Syria since 2012.

Reporting by Mehmet Akif Parlak in Gaziantep

Writing by Huseyin Erdogan

Anadolu Agency




10 Sep,2016