BASRA - Basra Gov. Majid al-Nasrawi threatened to expropriate a Turkish company's property after it briefly stopped operating electricity barges because of overdue payments.
The trouble began Monday, when Karkey Company, a subsidiary of Karadeniz Holdings, shut down three floating power stations for several hours. The barges, moored at the Khor al-Zubair, Umm Qasr, and Abu Floos ports, have provided about 400 megawatts of electricity to Basra province for several years.
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