Turkish PM announces gas price cutting as 17 percent
Turkish people has complained about increasing gas prices, suffering because of nearly 80 percent increase during 2008.
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced Saturday that they would cut natural gas prices by 17 percent for domestic users.
Erdogan announced the discount in natural gas prices at an inauguration ceremony in Istanbul.
"As of February 1, we are cutting natural gas prices by 17 percents for domestic consumers and 18 percents for industrial consumers," said Erdogan.
Turkish people has complained about increasing gas prices, suffering because of nearly 80 percent increase during 2008. It seems that the cutting can meet little part of the public need and expectations.
Erdogan said that "Today I want to give you a glad news."
"Energy prices were increased because of global conditions. Oil prices increased to $250. This effected seriously our natural gas prices too. We make gas prices drop 17 percent in houses and 18 percent in industry."
He congratulated people who listen him during the inauguration speech.
Erdogan added that "Turkey has became the 17th big economy around world."
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