Turkish state uses water cuts as a special war method
The Turkish state is using the Euphrates Water as a special war method against the people of North East Syria.
The Turkish state has been systematically cutting the waters of the Euphrates River over North-East Syria since 2017.
The Turkish state has been allowing only 200 cubic meters of water since 2020 while this is supposed to be 500 cubic meters per second. And 60 percent of this water passes into Iraqi territory. Since January 28, 2021, the Turkish state has cut 60 percent of the Euphrates River over North-East Syria.
A water agreement was signed between the Turkish state, Syria and Iraq in 1987 concerning the Euphrates and Tigris rivers. According to this agreement, 500 cubic meters of water would pass to Syrian territory per second, and 60 percent of this water would pass to Iraqi territory. Waters of the Euphrates River, which has been systematically flowing into Syrian territory for decades in this way, have been systematically cut off by the Turkish state since 2017.
According to the Tişrin Dam administration, at least 300 cubic meters of water is needed to provide electricity for the people of the region. And if the water is cut in this way, North-East Syria dams will stop functioning altogether and it will not be possible to provide electricity. Because the current water level can only meet the drinking water of the people as a minimum.
In 2017, the Turkish state cut off the water and dozens of lands and planted fields belonging to the people in Kobanê were destroyed. Seasonal fields planted by the people, wheat, watermelon seeds and many other fields were wasted.
There is not much rainfall in North-East Syria in most periods, so the people have to irrigate their fields by using this water.
The Turkish state is using water cuts as a special war method against the people of North-East Syria. Moreover, the Turkish state is once again committing a crime against humanity by violating international law.