The World Bank and IMF are calling for Turkey to hike its electricity prices.

The World Bank and IMF are calling for Turkey to hike its electricity prices following increases in the cost of production and distribution. The price of electricity has been unchanged for around 3 years but the costs of the energy used to generate it have increased significantly. In fact it was the increase in costs that led to the 13 hour blackouts in the summer as generating companies found they were actually making a loss for every unit of electricity they produced. The response by the energy authorities was to introduce measures to stop the energy companies from ceasing generation but the problems are fundamental. The Turkish economy cannot afford to subsidise the rising costs and this is what the World Bank and IMF are highlighting.

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