Turkey is currently holding contacts with various parties to send a Turkish power-generating ship to the Gaza Strip to help solve the electricity crisis in the embattled Palestinian enclave, Turkish Consul-General in Jerusalem Mustafa Sarnic said Tuesday. "Gaza's electricity network has been badly damaged [during the recent Israeli war], and we are ready to offer help in this regard," Sarnic told reporters in his residence in East Jerusalem.
"Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yildiz suggested sending a power-generating ship to Gaza to provide the enclave with electricity for a definite period until the crisis is over," he added. The diplomat pointed out that a Palestinian delegation visited Turkey last week for talks toward that end. "If an agreement is reached, the ship would provide 80-100 megawatts for Gaza," he noted.