International Water Forum for North and East Syria opens in Heseke today
The International Water Forum for North and East Syria will take place today in Heseke.
The International Water Forum for North and East Syria will open today in Heseke. The forum will focus on the risks and challenges surrounding water security in the region.
The Autonomous Administration of Northern and Eastern Syria is continuing its effort to find a solution to the water shortage in Heseke.
In addition to its military operations against Northern and Eastern Syria, Turkey is violating international agreements over the water of the Euphrates River. Turkey sees Kurds as a threat and wants to destabilize the region by reducing the supply of water.
Turkey, which has not fulfilled the requirements of the international agreement signed between Iraq, Syria and Turkey on 17 July 1987, is required to release 500 cubic meters of water per second to Syria. However, it has reduced this rate to less than 200 cubic meters per second.
The reduction in water supplies means, among other things, the spread of various diseases. The open violation of the right to water also makes life difficult in many areas, such as electricity production and agricultural activities.