Turkey Blames Cyberattacks From United States For Power Cuts

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Turkey Blames Cyberattacks From United States For Power Cuts

Sabotage of underground powerlines and cyberattacks originating in the US resulted in the power outages which Istanbul and other parts of Turkey have been facing since last week, Turkish Energy Minister Berat Albayrak said in an interview with A Haber TV.

“Yesterday, we faced an intense, US-originated cyber attack. These attacks have been carried out systematically on different parts of the Energy Ministry, but we have repelled them all.”

Albayrak noted that ministry staff discovered sabotage of underground lines in three districts of Istanbul.

Istanbul, Turkey’s largest city, has been expiriencing power outages since last week, when cold weather and snowstorms hit the country.

Initial reports said that the power cuts were due to damage to the power grid caused by the snow. But on January 7, a source in the ministry told the Turkish state-run news agency ‘Anadolu’ that hacking from the United States soil was also a part of the problem.

Many infiltration attempts to the systems controlling our transmission and electricity producing lines were determined and prevented. The infiltration attempts are indicators of a major sabotage preparation against Turkey’s national electricity network,” Anadolu quoted an anonymous source.

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  • John Mason

    This should be an added incentive to deplete relations with the US.

  • John

    lol ….. This is what happens when the game is played too much. Like it or not, it takes all the wind out of the sails over what US intelligence had to say this week about hacking. Is it true? I have no idea. Does it damage US Intel efforts against Russia and the US president elect. I don’t know either but, it will be an interesting rug dance to say the least. I would love to be a fly on the wall or even there in person, during the next meeting between Donald Trump and James Clapper. And …. yes, I would have hot buttered popcorn and a beverage with me. A good day to all.

  • Bobby

    The Jews who completely own and control the United States and the terrorist global Western system are panicking since Turkey is leaving their camp and joining the Iran/Russia/China axis. They know if they lose Turkey it will be the beginning of the end of their terrorist global system. They failed to remove Erdogan through a coup and replace him with the CIA asset Gullen so they’re now trying to bring him down through terrorism and sabotage.

    • Bob

      Even crazy old Erdogan has finally woken up to fact that Russian built nuclear reactors will ultimately create cheap electricity for Turkey’s long term future and the New Silk Road will bring Turkey into contact with China’s future economic projects. That is what leaders are supposed to be working toward, not crazed fantasies of controlling your next door neighbor.

  • Shibumi

    Turkey always blames everybody else except themselves !!

    • Nezih Soydan

      Because turks are greedy and not murderers

  • Pave Way IV

    Russia made us do it using Ukrainian hackers. Damn you, Putin!

  • PZIVJ1943

    Tit for tat, hack for hack, how about that. Or was Mother Nature involved in cyberspace attack?

  • PZIVJ1943

    Tit for tat, hack for hack, info may lack.
    Or was Mother Nature involved in attack?
    Will Turks take this strange accusation back?

  • This is US’s way of saying they don’t like the ceasefire agreement in Syria which Turkey is a part of!