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Turkish Energy Policy Will Cut Current-Account Gap, Yildiz Says

July 14, 2011

July 14 (Bloomberg) -- Turkey’s energy policy is designed to reduce the country’s dependence on imported gas and oil, Energy Minister Taner Yildiz said.

The country is trying to reduce the current-account deficit by promoting local power generation from alternative sources and nuclear power, Yildiz told reporters in Ankara. Turkey’s also actively seeking hydrocarbon resources in the Black Sea, he said.

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