Turkey to cut some fixed electricity fees to help consumers
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Monday that Turkey will remove two fixed payments from electricity bills to help consumers, adding his government had already subsidised some energy costs.
Officials told Reuters last week that Ankara was preparing a fiscal support package to help lower-income households with measures such as lifting the minimum wage, relief on energy costs and raising salaries for some civil servants.
TWO FIXED PAYMENTS WILL BE REMOVED
Erdoğan said after a cabinet meeting in Ankara that the government will remove a fixed 2% payment on electricity bills for the funding of state broadcaster TRT and another 1% payment levied for outstanding energy costs.
"By neither disrupting the balances of firms in the energy sector nor victimising our citizens, we will keep managing this global energy crisis," Erdoğan said.