14:54 - 2023-03-04
A member of the Agriculture and Water Committee, Representative Thaer Mukhaif al-Jubouri, confirmed today, Saturday, that the dams built by Turkey on the Tigris and Euphrates have put the water situation in Iraq under danger.
Al-Jubouri said, "Iraq is facing a real battle with the riparian countries because of their cutting off the water," pointing out that "the dams built by Turkey have made the water situation in Iraq dangerous."
He added, "The absence of stability in Iraq prompted Turkey to build dams and reduce Iraq's share of water."
He pointed out that "Iraqi governments lack prior planning before falling into crises," noting that "the percentage of irrigation of the major Iraqi lands stems from Turkey, and what Ankara is doing to cut off the water is arbitrary."
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