Aleppo | Protests in Euphrates Shield over rise of electricity prices • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Aleppo | Protests in Euphrates Shield over rise of electricity prices

Aleppo province: Reliable sources have informed SOHR that dozens of people went into streets in Azaz, Beza’ah, Mar’a and Al-Bab cities and towns in north and north-east Aleppo countryside, to protest rise in electricity prices to double by Turkish companies in “Euphrates Shield” areas. The protesters accused the Turkish companies of profiteering in “Euphrates Shield” and “Olive Branch” areas which are under control of the Turkish forces and their factions.

The Turkish Electricity Company raised prices of one kilowatt of electricity as follows:
• Residential units: 1.47 TL.
• Card with more than 150 kilowatts: 2.50 TL.
• Commercial units: 2.48 TL.
• Industrial units: 2.3 TL.

The Turkish companies attributed its decision to rise of prices the exporting side in Turkey.

The Turkish companies’ decision was met by wide condemnation in areas of Euphrates Shield and Olive Branch because the companies have violated the items of the contracts signed with local councils.

It is worth noting that the main sources for generating electricity in areas under control of the Turkish forces and National Army factions are private Turkish companies that export power from Turkey in coordination with the local council working in the region.

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