Massive power blackouts hit Istanbul
ISTANBULThe Energy and Natural Resources Ministry made a statement following the blackout, stating that it was related to a downpour.
“Downpour and storms caused a temporarily malfunction on electricity lines,” said the statement.
The ministry also stated that the blackout hit the Marmara provinces of Adapazarı and Kocaeli.
In Istanbul, the blackout hit the districts of Gaziosmanpaşa, Bayrampaşa, Fatih, Bağcılar, Sultangazi, Güngören, Büyükçekmece, Çatalca, Esenyurt, Bahçelievler, Beylikdüzü, Küçükçekmece, Bakırköy and Eyüp.
Many districts in Asian side of Istanbul were also reportedly affected by blackout.
The local energy distribution company, BEDAŞ, also stated that electricity could not be provided on the national main electricity network due to the inclement conditions.