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Turkey to Bring Power to Istanbul on Undersea Cables, Sabah Says

May 15, 2012

Turkey is planning to build underwater cables to transmit electricity to Istanbul, seeking to meet rising demand in the country’s biggest city, Sabah reported, citing Energy Minister Taner Yildiz.

The projects to carry electricity from the southern coast of the Marmara Sea to Istanbul may cost more than 700 million liras ($387 million), according to the Istanbul-based newspaper. Yildiz said the plans will be included in next year’s investment program, Sabah reported.

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