Nationwide blackout throws Turkey into chaosA nationwide blackout across Turkey has thrown the country into chaos. Power outages have been reported in dozens of cities throughout the country due to a fault on power transmission lines, according to Turkey’s Electricity Transmission Company TEİAŞ’s statement. Prime minister Ahmet Davutoğlu said that a crisis-desk at the Ministry of Energy has been established. He added: “We’re considering all probabilities behind nationwide power outage, including terrorism.” Energy minister Taner Yıldız said that the fault was restored in some provinces as of midday. Due to the allegations that the fault was a cyber attack, Mr Yıldız said: “We cannot confirm whether power outage was a cyber or terrorist attack.” Istanbul’s metro, tram and Marmaray services have come to a halt due to the blackout. Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality announced on Twitter that metro and tram services, along with Marmaray, had stopped due to the power outage. All passengers were successfully evacuated from metro lines. FULL REPORT