Turkey's energy minister said on Friday that electricity supply to Greek Cypriot side would continue in case demand continued.
Speaking to reporters in central Anatolian province of Kayseri, Taner Yildiz said the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) started to supply electricity to Greek Cypriot side after an electric power plant in the Greek Cypriot administration was damaged on July 11 in an explosion that shook a naval base.
"We continue to supply electricity for humanitarian purposes, particularly in summer, when there is much need to air conditioning. We have also told Greek Cypriot side that we are ready to meet any demand regarding establishment of power plant in southern Cyprus."
Following an agreement signed on July 16 between the TRNC and the Greek Cypriot administration, the TRNC provided 16 megawatts of electricity to the Greek Cypriot administration.
TRNC on Sunday supplied 20 megawatts of electricity to the Greek Cypriot administration
The agreement signed between the two sides in Cyprus will be in effect until the end of August and the TRNC may provide up to 120 megawatts of electricity in a day.
The TRNC sells one kilowatt for 43 kurus (25 U.S. cents).
AAGüncelleme Tarihi: 22 Temmuz 2011, 13:00