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Old 03-31-2015, 09:16 AM   #1
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Default Massive blackouts across Turkey

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Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has said officials are inspecting all possible causes, including a terror attack, for the electricity cut across Turkey, as power blackouts continue in several provinces including Istanbul and Ankara.

Officials told daily Hürriyet that a technical problem in the system of the Turkish Electricity Conduction Company (TEİAŞ), which operates energy transmission lines, led to the massive outage.

At least 44 provinces throughout Turkey are affected by the outage.
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Old 03-31-2015, 09:58 AM   #2
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Forty four provinces? Wow.
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Old 03-31-2015, 10:32 AM   #3
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Yes, we were on battery power and generators most of the day
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It’s been a tumultuous day in Turkey.

In the midst of a near-nationwide blackout that grounded planes and froze rail traffic and which officials say could be terror-linked, armed gunman have taken a prosecutor hostage in an Istanbul court house. The prosecutor, Mehmet Selim Kiraz, is in charge of the investigation into the death of a 14-year old boy who died after being hit in the head by a tear gas canister in 2013 amid widespread protests. Here’s more via BBC:

A banned Marxist revolutionary group is suspected of being behind the incident.



A statement posted online said the prosecutor would be killed if their demands were not met.



Berkin Elvan, who was then 14, was struck in the head by a police tear gas canister in June 2013 as he went to buy bread during mass demonstrations that began in Istanbul and spread across Turkey.



After nine months in a coma he eventually died in an Istanbul hospital.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan, now Turkey's president, inflamed passions shortly after the teenager's death when he said the boy had been carrying a slingshot and had been "taken up into terrorist organisations"...



Suspected members of the Revolutionary People's Liberation Party-Front (DHKP-C) took the prosecutor hostage on the sixth floor of the Caglayan court house, reports said.



A website close to the group has published a series of demands, including calls for an immediate confession from police officers responsible for the boy's death, and for an end to prosecutions of protesters charged over the clashes.
Whether or not the blackout was caused by terrorists, some others have decided to take advantage of the situation...

Take care of yourself and tour family, Oric...

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Old 03-31-2015, 11:28 AM   #5
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Oric, have you been using TOO MUCH INTERNET again????

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Everyday we face incidents that an average European Country may see in a YEAR

A nationwide blackout + a raid on a court (result 2 dead 1 seriously wounded)

You never get bored here
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Old 03-31-2015, 03:23 PM   #10
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Oric, I haven't caught any of this on news yet. Have the power problems been resolved completely?
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Old 03-31-2015, 04:36 PM   #12
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It seems to have stabilized. We had a short one 3 hours ago now it is all right, the cell phone networks have been hit hard. 3g internet and in some cases phone calls have sporadic problems
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Be safe!

With the terror attack in the courthouse today, I'd imagine that everyone's more than a little on edge.
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Old 04-01-2015, 07:55 AM   #14
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No blackouts today so this topic can be moved ...
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Everyday we face incidents that an average European Country may see in a YEAR

A nationwide blackout + a raid on a court (result 2 dead 1 seriously wounded)

You never get bored here
Where is the epicenter?
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