Turkey's energy ministry and power distribution companies are taking some precautions to secure country's general election on Nov. 1 said Sunday Turkey's Minister of Energy and Natural Resources in a press conference in Aksaray, Turkey's Central Anatolia region.
"We have taken some precautions to avoid from unexpected power cuts during the general election," said Energy Minister Ali Rıza Alaboyun.
"The helicopters will continuously monitor the power centres and the distribution companies will increase the number of maintenance personnel," Alaboyun stated.
Alaboyun underlined that they are having some meetings about the energy supply security for the election, "We have our precatuions; however we have 52,000 km long main power transmission lines and longer than one million km lines inside the cities to transfer power. There are open to the atmosphere. Due to these long lines the companies may have planned power cut," Alaboyun added.
During his speech Alaboyun condemned deadly attack in capital of Turkey.
At least 95 people have been killed and 246 others wounded in Saturday's twin bombings that targeted a peace rally in Turkish capital Ankara, the prime minister’s office has said.
"At this point, we should have unity as a nation not to let terrorist attacks to reach their goals. Our solidarity and determination against such vicious terrorist incidents will be the most meaningful answer towards terrorism," he said.
Cyber security is also among the topics that the minister and the power distribution companies’ officials were discussed.
Reporting By Nuran Erkul
Writing By Huseyin Erdogan