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Lebanon loses some electricity after Turkish company ceases operations

Karpowership said they stopped providing electricity to crisis-stricken Lebanon due to 18 months of no payments.
An aerial view shows Lebanon's capital, Beirut, in darkness during a power outage on April 3, 2021. As Lebanon battles its worst financial crisis in decades, the local currency has lost more than 85% of its value on the black market. Even the country's once richest city council says it is struggling to maintain its streets, as the economic squeeze puts pressure on already rundown infrastructure.

Lebanon lost a significant amount of its electricity today after a Turkish provider ceased operations.

The Istanbul-based Karpowership turned off its generators in Lebanon on Friday. The company told the Lebanese government this was due to 18 months of not receiving payments, according to the state’s official media outlet.

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