Turkey continues to cut water causing serious problems to people in North East Syria
The Turkish state has been reducing the amount of water flowing into Northern and Eastern Syria over the Euphrates River for 3 months. This situation is about to cause a serious humanitarian crisis.
The occupying Turkish state has been reducing the amount of water flowing into Northern and Eastern Syria over the Euphrates River since 27 January.
According to the agreement signed between Turkey and Syria in 1987, the Turkish state has to allow 500 cubic meters of water per second. However, the Turkish state allows less than 200 cubic meters of water per second.
With the decrease of water, Tişrin Dam and Euphrates Dam suffered serious problems because as the water decreased, the remaining water was also not cleaned.
The international community and human rights organizations did not protest these policies that threaten the lives of people. Encouraged by this silence, the Turkish state continues to endanger people's lives. Electricity production in the region came to a halt as it was produced by the water coming from the Euphrates River. FIsh are also adversely affected by the water interruption.
Speaking to ANHA news agency, Tişrin Dam executive Mihemed Terbuş said: “Because of the dirty policies carried out by the Turkish state, a humanitarian crisis may occur. Diseases such as cholera can spread. The people's water needs are provided through the river. Agricultural areas will dry out again. There was not enough rain anyway this year. The hours in which electricity is provided decreased. The river is very polluted."