Ankara announces a new agreement with Baghdad on filling the dam, "Alesso"[/size][You must be registered and logged in to see this image.] [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
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The Turkish ambassador to Baghdad Fatih Yildiz said on Tuesday that Turkey and Iraq have reached a new agreement on when to start filling the dam "Alesso" giant.
Yildiz wrote on his Twitter page that a joint agreement had been reached on the period for the dam operation from June 1 to November 1, 2018 at the bilateral meeting held in Ankara on May 15.
He added that it was agreed to hold a second meeting between the delegations of the two countries on November 2, 2018, saying that filling the dam "Alesso" does not mean cut off the flow of water, so will continue the flow of natural water Tigris and the amount agreed between 1 June to 1 November .
Iraq has been witnessing a significant decline in water levels of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers for years because of the water policies followed by Turkey and Iran, as well as the mismanagement of the crisis in the country, according to observers.
The water levels of the Tigris River in the cities of Baghdad and Mosul have dropped so dramatically that it is possible to cross the river on foot after the Turkish government announced the start of the filling of the Elso dam, which was built on the river's source in Turkish territory. The Iraqi side and the low level of its water.
In the meantime, the Iranian authorities cut the water of the "small Zab" from the province of Sulaymaniyah in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq again, which caused a crisis for the water project in the district of Qalza Daza province.
According to the declaration of the Directorate of dams in the Kurdistan Region, the Iranian action caused the crisis of providing drinking water.Keywords: [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]