Turkish officials have been working to explain a string of mysterious blackouts following a contentious local election on Sunday night, which has sparked rumors of election fraud and protests in the streets of Ankara. But, according to Turkey's Energy Minister, Taner Yildiz, the government has already determined the culprit who caused the power outages in the nation's capital -- a cat.
"I am not joking, friends," Yildiz said, according to AFP. "A cat walked into a transformer unit. That's why there was a power cut. It's not the first time this has happened."
Yildiz's explanation was met with immediate outrage from opposition protesters, who took to social media with the hashtag "#kedilobisi" ("#catlobby" in Turkish) to mock the minister for blaming political problems on a feline.