Istanbul subway station closed because of a power cut
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Massive power cut hits dozens of cities across Turkey

A massive power cut has hit dozens of provinces across Turkey,

The cuts affected power stations and public transport, including Istanbul's tram and metro systems.

Officials saying a break in connections with mainland Europe could be to blame, although other possible causes are being examined, including terrorism.

The BBC's Mark Lowen says "a huge investigation is under way" and that such a power cut is "unprecedented".

  • 31 Mar 2015
  • From the section Europe
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