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News Turkey, Syria, Iraq: Not to allow interference in water issue - Turkey & Syria sign specifications on dam project

Turkish Environment & Forestry Minister Veysel Eroglu said last June, 21st that Turkey, Syria and Iraq would not allow any interference of any other country in water issue.

Water issue from time to time causes problems among Turkey, Syria and Iraq.

Eroglu said Turkey wanted fair planning of use of Firat (Euphrates) River's water, raising the prosperity level of the three countries, "I wish the waters would boost friendship and fraternity among Turkey, Syria and Iraq," he said. Eroglu discussed in Damascus technical details of the Friendship Dam to be constructed on River Asi with Turkish and Syrian cooperation, met with Syrian Irrigation Minister Nader al-Bunni and signed specifications and written report including the details.

Eroglu said they would take significant steps in prevention of pollution in Euphrates and Asi rivers. Syrian Irrigation Minister al-Bunni said they agreed to have a trilateral ministerial meeting in Baghdad, and noted that they discussed preservation of water resources and quality as well as probable climate conditions in the region.

The Turkish and Syria parties assessed cooperation opportunities on Friendship Dam, irrigation projects, agriculture and meteorology and al-Itri expressed Syria's eagerness to boost cooperation with Turkey in irrigation and agriculture.

Syrian Assistant Vice-President Hassan Turkmani who also received Eroglu, made an emphasis on importance of Friendship Dam, and made a call for cooperation in areas of modern irrigation techniques and meteorology.

 

 

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News type Inbrief
File link http://www.todayszaman.com/tz-web/detaylar.do?load=detay&link=213737
Source of information The Journal of Turkish Weekly / Toady's Zaman
Subject(s) AGRICULTURE , ENERGY , FINANCE-ECONOMY , HYDRAULICS - HYDROLOGY , INFRASTRUCTURES , NATURAL MEDIUM , POLICY-WATER POLICY AND WATER MANAGEMENT , PREVENTION AND NUISANCES POLLUTION , RIGHT , RISKS AND CLIMATOLOGY , WATER DEMAND , WATER QUALITY
Relation http://worldbulletin.net/news_detail.php?id=60252
Geographical coverage Turkey, Syria, Iraq
News date 24/06/2010
Working language(s) ENGLISH
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