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Turkish company Karpowership, which supplies electricity to Lebanon from two barges, said it was cutting off supplies due to debt, Reuters reported.

The company, which supplies 370 megawatts (MW) to Lebanon, the equivalent of about a quarter of the country's current supply, previously told the government that it would have to take that step unless action was taken to reach a settlement.

The company said in a statement that it cut power on Friday, and a source familiar with the situation said the measure was taken at around 8 a.m. as the ships ran out of fuel.

Earlier, the Lebanese finance ministry said that this measure will lead to the fact that the country plunge into darkness.

Last week, the Lebanese prosecutor ruled to seize barges and impose a fine on the company after al-Jadid TV reported allegations of corruption related to an electricity supply contract. The Turkish company has denied the allegations.

 

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