Turkey To Supply Electricity to North Cyprus

Turkey To Supply Electricity to North CyprusPlans for Turkey to supply electricity to North Cyprus have been in the pipeline for a long time and it is a wonder that this was not included in the water pipeline which is now functioning. But what do I know. The idea is that Turkey’s electricity grid would be connected to North Cyprus, just like it is to other Turkish provinces. Well, that’s the point, Turkey is acting as if North Cyprus is going to become a new province. Turkey argues that with its electricity grid linked to the EU then North Cyprus would be linked to the EU too.

The electricity flow would be two way, not that North Cyprus has much opportunity for supply Turkey with electricity. I suppose that if there were ever a solution to the Cyprus Problem then the south would also connect into the water and electricity systems connected to Turkey and capable of being turned off anytime probably by flicking a switch labelled ‘Cyprus’.

It’s not as if Turkey hasn’t got a policy for turning off services that displease it. Recently they turned off DropBox, Google OneDrive and GitHub because they carried documents they didn’t like. Businesses in Turkey must have been a little inconvenienced by losing their ability to access legitimate documents stored in the cloud as backups, for example.

Anyway, that’s not the point, North Cyprus has the opportunity to accelerate it’s development with access to more power and water, albeit at higher prices. It can develop and create greater profits which will help them to break away from financial dependence on Turkey. Trouble is the price is dependence on Turkey for water and electricity to support their expansion. These are trying time.

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3 comments to Turkey To Supply Electricity to North Cyprus

  • Polly Marples

    Guess Turkey intends to annexe north Cyprus.

  • Miltiades

    I bet you would love that !! As well as the rest of cheap low down peasants !!

  • Polly Marples


    I think it would the be worst thing that could happen to north Cyprus.