Water Wars directed against Syria and Iraq: Turkey’s Control of the Euphrates River

Water Wars directed against Syria and Iraq: Turkey’s Control of the Euphrates River

The water level of the Euphrates Lake has decreased by six metres in the body of the dam, Raqqa Media Centre (RMC) reported. Criticism of the Turkish government has been voiced by civil society activists in Northern Syria concerning Turkey’s control of the River Euphrates. In recent weeks, the Turks have stopped the flow of water into Syria from the mighty river, which has its source in Turkey’s Taurus Mountains before flowing into Syria and on into Iraq. The Euphrates is the main source of water for the Northern Syrian province of Raqqa. According to a news report published by the independent Raqqa Media Centre, there are currently only three turbines working to generate electricity at the dam, instead of the usual eight, due to the low water level.

Fonte: Global Research News

Date: July 2014

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