North Cyprus News | Cyprus Will Be Connected to Turkey

North Cyprus News - Cyprus Will Be Connected to TurkeyNorth Cyprus News – Cyprus Will Be Connected to Turkey

According to north Cyprus news in Havadis newspaper (19.11.13), in a report submitted to the Turkish National Security Council (NSC) called “Developments on the issue of the projects for providing water and transferring electricity from Turkey to the TRNC”, water and electricity will be transferred from Turkey to North Cyprus with Greece’s agreement. So, Cyprus will be connected to Turkey.

The project would be undertaken by Turkey’s Electricity Transfer Incorporated Company (TEIAS) on behalf of the Cyprus Electricity Authority (KIB-TEK), and would include the transfer of 200 megawatts of electricity via cables under the sea from Anamur, in Mersin, to the north. TEIAS is inviting international tenders for the building of undersea cables and that  Italian, British and French firms were expected to participate in these tenders.

According to Havadis, the TRNC Minister of Agriculture, Food and Energy, Onder Sennaroglu, denies the existence of a project for transferring electricity from Turkey to the north via undersea pipelines. He said that even if such a project was prepared, this would need three years to complete.

According to Havadis, the report includes the following points:

“The first appearance of the project is within the scope of developing the economic relations between Turkey and Greece. An agreement has been reached between Turkey and Greece on the issue of investigating the sale of electricity from Turkey to the TRNC and the Greek administration of south Cyprus?

It seems important from the point of view of the Turkish Cypriots not feeling alone and of showing that Turkey supports them in a strong manner as a result of the realization of these projects.

The projects will break the expectation which exists in the Greek administration of south Cyprus that the ‘Turkish Cypriots will surrender as a result of the implemented isolations and accept the minority status’.

The above-mentioned projects have the quality of being able to be developed and extended to third countries and mainly to the Greek administration of south Cyprus in the middle and long term?”

The paper writes that the purchase of energy by the south from the north after the tragedy at Vassiliko as a result of the explosion at Mari naval base, “encouraged the north” to investigate the issue of transferring energy from Turkey to the north. “The view that the south will not buy energy from the north” was dispelled, the paper writes.

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