12:29 - 2023-12-04
On Monday, Vice Chairman of the Parliamentary Agriculture, Water and Marshlands Committee, Hussein Ali Mardan, stressed the importance of using the economic card against Turkey to force it to release Iraq’s water quotas.
Mardan said in a press interview, “Turkey did not commit to releasing Iraq’s water quotas and did not respond to the Iraqi government’s negotiations, and calls to release water were of no use.”
He added, "There are political and popular demands to cut off trade and economic relations with Turkey until water is released and strict political decisions are taken against Turkey."
He pointed out that "the economic pressure card is the strongest card that the government can take to pressure Turkey with the aim of releasing larger quantities of water to Iraq."
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