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Iraq Asks Turkey To Release More Water

Via Terra Daily, an article on Iraq’s request to Turkey to release more water: Iraq on Saturday asked Ankara to increase the flow of water downstream along the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, as both countries face droughts and tensions over resource management. Baghdad regularly complains that dams constructed in neighbouring countries impact its river levels. Water […]

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In the Driest Region of the World, Water Offers Peace

Via FoodTank, an article on how – in the driest region of the world – water offers peace: In the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, countries use over 80 percent of their water resources in agriculture, according to a U.N. Children’s Fund report. As climate change and migration exacerbate already scarce water supplies, The […]

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Turkey Rejects Iran Accusations Over Dam-Building Activity

Via Terra Daily, an article on Turkey’s response to Iranian accusations over dam-building activity: Turkey’s foreign ministry on Thursday dismissed Iranian criticism that Ankara’s dam-building activity was responsible for drought. “Claims that dams in Turkey cause sand and dust storms in our geography are far from scientific,” ministry spokesman Tanju Bilgic said in a statement. […]

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Is A Water Crisis Brewing Between Turkey And Iran?

Via Al Monitor, a look at the growing discord between Turkey and Iran over transboundary waters and dam construction: A row over transboundary waters is simmering between Turkey and Iran, adding to recent tensions over the formation of a new government in Iraq and the control of the Iraqi region of Sinjar. Irked by Turkey’s construction […]

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Iran Slams Turkey’s Upstream Dam-Building Activity

Via Terra Daily, a report on growing water tension between Iran and Turkey: Iran on Tuesday described as “unacceptable” upstream dam-building by neighbouring Turkey on shared waterways, calling on its neighbour to cease such activity. “Turkey’s construction of dams on the border waters is unacceptable and we oppose it,” Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian was […]

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Climate Change May Devastate The Middle East

Via Brookings Institute, a paper on the devastating impact that climate change and water scarcity may have upon the Middle East: The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) is among the most vulnerable places in the world to climate change. The U.N. has highlighted the devastating toll that climate change will have on the region’s water supplies and food […]

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