MoU on water use signed between Turkey, Syria, Iraq

Eroglu said Turkey will do what is needed for development of cooperation between Turkey, Syria and Iraq.

MoU on water use signed between Turkey, Syria, Iraq

Turkish Minister of Environment and Forestry Veysel Eroglu said Thursday his government pays high attention to developing cooperation between Turkey, Syria and Iraq and that they will do what is needed for this purpose.
Veysel Eroglu, Iraqi Water and Natural Resources Minister Abdullatif Jamal Rashid and Syrian Irrigation Minister Nadir al-Buni signed a memorandum of understanding following their ministerial meeting on the Firat (Euphrates) and Dicle (Tigris) rivers in Ankara on Thursday.

Speaking to reporters, Eroglu said that the memorandum of understanding focused on the establishment of joint measurement stations on the Euphrates and Tigris rivers, exchange of meteorological information, observation of water amount that goes into Syria and Iraq every season, and evaluation of the impact of climate change on the two rivers.

"We favor the development of cooperation between Turkey, Syria and Iraq. We will do whatever is necessary for this goal. There is shortage of water due to drought. We are aware of this situation. We will take into consideration the demand of Syria and Iraq. If we have the water, we will not be in a position to not share this water with our neighbors," Eroglu also said.



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Turkuaz
Turkuaz - 9 yıl Before

The Iraqi government usually throw its problems on the others; I believe Turkey should not waste valuable water recourses.