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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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Syria’s Water Crisis Is Not Going Away

Via The Atlantic Council, a look at Syria’s water crisis: In May 2021, the flow of the Euphrates River in northeast Syria fell to an all-time low, causing the worst drought since 1953. Months later, in September 2021, Hammoud al-Hamadin, an engineer at the Tishreen dam, located southeast of Mambij in Aleppo province, warned of a historic and […]

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Dam Building and Water Tensions in the Caucasus

Via Eurasianet, a report on dam building and rising water tensions in the Caucusus: Among many other threats, global climate change promises unprecedented water variability in the South Caucasus. The region is facing increasingly erratic rainfall and snowmelt, which is endangering drinking supplies, agricultural output, and hydropower generation. This is made still more complicated by […]

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