Ministry: Syria appeals to Turkey to resume electricity supplies
Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov. 2 / Trend A. Taghiyeva /
Syria has appealed to the private Turkish company Aksa to resume electricity supplies, Turkish Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Taner Yildiz said today, TRT Haber TV channel reported.
"Damascus has officially appealed to the Turkish private company that previously exported electricity to Syria to resume the supplies," Yildiz said.
Turkey supplies 232.2 million kilowatt / hours of electricity each month to Syria. These volumes ensure around 20 per cent of Syria's electricity needs.
Relations between Turkey and Syria worsened after the incident at the border on October 3, when artillery shells were directed from the neighbouring territory to the Turkish area of Akchakale. Five people were killed and 11 injured.
In response to the incident the Turkish Parliament provided the government with a one year mandate for cross-border military operations on October 4, as well as towards Syria.