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Turkey Investigates Cause of Worst Power Outages in 15 Years

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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 statement, which said distribution companies, power plants and transfomer substations were exchanging information. Blackouts were reported from the border with Greece to the border with Iraq, NTV said.