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North Cyprus is facing electricity chaos!


A warning has been issued to citizens that the Teknecik Power Plant may be out of service for a few hours due to a problem that couldn’t be fixed.

While power cuts have been experienced for days, a team from AKSA arrived at the Teknecik Power Plant last night on the request of the Cyprus Turkish Electricity Authority (KIB-TEK).

Meanwhile, widespread security measures was taken by police at the power plant.

The Cyprus Turkish Electricity Authority Employees Union (El-Sen), which has been taking action against the Public Procurement (Amendment) Bill, for two weeks, gathered at the power plant with its members and lit an action fire following the arrival of the AKSA team.

El-Sen members guarded the plant until the AKSA team left.

Head of EL-SEN Çağlayan Cesurer who spoke live to Sami Özuslu on Sim TV, said that the AKSA team came to the plant last night to fix the problem but didn’t leave until the morning.

“We checked the work they done. It seemed that system is completely locked. We believe that the AKSA team pulled back so that they will not be held responsible. We will follow the developments. The system is giving SOS warnings. This means that the Teknecik plant will not be able to provide electricity for a few hours which also means the country will be left in total darkness. This isn’t the way that it should have been done. There are away ways that needs to be done to overcome the problem. They reset the system and just left it like that in other words ‘just do what you want’” Cesurer said.


KIB-TEK Regional Supervisor Emin Topal Arıca resigned yesterday following the developments.


Prime Minister Ünal Üstel who shared a written statement on social media last night referred to the ongoing action by the Cyprus Turkish Electricity Authority Employees Union (El-Sen).

“There are currently 7 generators that are out of order. Unfortunately we suspect sabotage. We are calling for engineers to help on the issue. We have also requested help from the private sector. Work on the problem at Teknecik is continuing. ” Üstel said.

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