[size=36]Turkish President: We directed an increase in the release of Tigris River water towards Iraq[/size]
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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced today, Tuesday, his directive to increase the release of Tigris River water towards Iraq, in understanding of the need, after his meeting with Prime Minister Muhammad Shia al-Sudani.
Erdogan said during a joint conference with the Prime Minister in Ankara, followed by / Mawazine News, "We thank the government and the Iraqi people for the assistance they provided against the backdrop of the earthquake disaster," adding: "We agreed with Al-Sudani to work together to achieve common interests."
He added, "We agreed to start the development road project, which will link Iraq and Turkey," noting that "the project will link the two countries with a railway, starting from Basra through Turkey, and it is a useful project for all countries in the region."
He stressed, "It is the duty of Turkey and Iraq to fight terrorism in all its forms," indicating: "We look forward to increasing trade cooperation with Iraq."
He pointed out that "we are aware of the urgent water shortage facing Iraq, and we have directed to increase the release of water from the Tigris River for a month."
Today, Tuesday, the Prime Minister, Muhammad Shia' al-Sudani, began a visit to the Turkish Republic at the head of a high-ranking government delegation. Ended 29 / m99