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Elaz, Euphrates River, large plant, dams, fossil fuels

In 1999 Turkey produced 111.5 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity. Thermal plants burning fossil fuels produced 69 percent of the electricity, and 31 percent came from hydroelectric facilities, including a large plant on the Euphrates River near Elaz?g. Turkey is in the process of building a massive hydroelectric project called the Southeast Anatolia Project, or GAP (the acronym for its Turkish name). The project, involving construction of 22 dams and 19 power plants along the Euphrates, is scheduled to be completed by 2005. The centerpiece of GAP, the Ataturk Dam, was completed in 1990.



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