The Turkish authorities explained the power outages cyber attacks United States

The Minister of energy and natural resources of Turkey Berat Albayrak stated that shortages of electricity in Istanbul and nearby cities have arisen as a result of cyber attacks from the United States. This opinion was expressed Saturday, January 7, commenting on the unsatisfactory performance of the country’s power grid, according to Turkish Minute.

“January 6, we are faced with serious cyber attacks from the United States. These attacks on the different departments of the Ministry of energy was systematically carried out, but we repelled them all,” said Albayrak.

According to him, the Ministry is working in enhanced security mode. “We need to take precautionary measures against any possible acts of sabotage”, — TASS quoted the Minister.

As noted, in the last few days the residents of Istanbul and nearby towns complained about the irregular supply of electricity. Albayrak stated that the situation is under control.