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Turkey striving to protect citizens from rising global energy prices: President

Ankara keeping energy prices that are under state control at lowest-possible level, says Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Seda Sevencan   | 07.10.2021
Turkey striving to protect citizens from rising global energy prices: President

ISTANBUL

Turkey is striving to protect its citizens amid rising energy prices across the world, the country's president said on Thursday.

"We're making every kind of sacrifice to protect our own citizens at a time when energy prices have increased between two and five fold all over the world, especially in Europe," Recep Tayyip Erdogan said at the extended provincial congress of his Justice and Development (AK) Party in the capital Ankara.

Erdogan underlined that since the COVID-19 pandemic began, Turkey has kept energy prices that are under state control at the lowest possible level, subsidizing them if necessary, and has continued to do so.

The president noted that Ankara was also working to conclude international contracts that would affect energy prices in a way that would benefit the country the most.​​​​​​​

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