A cat that entered a power distribution unit – and presumably was electrocuted – was the cause of controversial power cuts during the recent elections in Turkey, the Dogan News Agency in Ankara has reported.
Energy Minister Taner Yıldız said: “I’m not joking, my friends. A cat entered a power distribution unit. It was the cause of the blackout [in Ankara] and it’s not the first time that it has happened. It is wrong to link it with the elections. It’s wrong to cry ‘foul play,’”
“Those who hid behind trees and green spaces in the Gezi Park [protests] are now hiding behind electric poles. This is very wrong. Opposition parties won in the districts where they filed these complaints. They behave like students who didn’t study their lessons enough”.