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Turkey watches grid as conspiracy theories rise

Counting ballots and keeping an eye out for voter fraud are not the only tasks Turkish authorities are burdened with on election day. Interim Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Ali Rıza Alaboyun claimed yesterday that Turkey is the only country where a government official is forced to assure the public that power outages will not occur during elections.

Disabusing conspiracy theories linking planned power outages to massive electoral fraud, authorities stepped up measures yesterday to ensure a steady supply of electricity would be available throughout the general elections.

Ali Rıza Alaboyun was in the coordinator center for grids supplying power all across the country throughout today to ensure everything was in order.

Read more: Turkey watches grid as conspiracy theories rise - Daily Sabah

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