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Fri Jul 17, 2020, 01:03 PM

Erdogan is the neighbor from hell

Minister: Iraq to face severe shortages as river flows drop

DOHUK, Iraq (AP) Iraq's minister of water resources says his country will face severe water shortages if agreements are not forged with neighboring Turkey over Ankara's irrigation and dam projects that have decreased river inflows to Iraq's parched plains.

Descending from the mountains of southeast Turkey and coursing through Syria and then Iraq before emptying out in the Persian Gulf, the Tigris and Euphrates rivers are Iraq's main water source and essential to for agriculture. But tensions have mounted over the years as Turkey pressed ahead with dam projects to meet its domestic electricity demands.

In turn, this has directly impacted water flows into Iraq.

Measurements of inflows from the border with Turkey in northern Iraq were 50% below average this year, Iraq's Water Resources Minister Mahdi Rashid Al-Hamdani said in an interview with the Associated Press on Thursday. This year also saw a reduction in annual rainfall by 50% compared to last year, he said.

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https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/minister-iraq-to-face-severe-shortages-as-river-flows-drop/ar-BB16RWCB?li=BBnb7Kz

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Fri Jul 17, 2020, 01:12 PM

1. They should go solar

And let the water flow. All of Trump's friends--ALL OF THEM--are evil.

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