The project for interconnecting the electricity networks in North Cyprus and Turkey was gaining more importance with the investments made in the TRNC in the field of renewable energy and therefore they should invite tenders the latest by January for interconnecting their electricity networks, Minister of Economy and Energy Hasan Tacoy has said
Addressing the 10th Turkey Energy Summit in Antalya, Tacoy said that their stance on this issue was clear and that “electricity will definitely come to Cyprus”.
Referring to the developments in the Eastern Mediterranean, Tacoy said that in spite of all warnings, the Greek Cypriot administration continued its illegal tenders in blocs where the Turkish Cypriots also have rights.
“This is a policy of tension and non-solution. The necessary steps were taken against this policy of tension and non-solution”, he said and recalled that Turkish drillship ‘Yavuz’ has begin drilling operations in Guzelyurt-1 [bloc 7 of South Cyprus’ Exclusive Economic Zone]. He said that those who thought that the TRNC was alone and did not take “Turkey’s power in the area seriously” would “get their answer in the language they understood”.