Iraqi writer: Erdogan's visit to Iraq is to sell water

An Iraqi writer believes that the balance of power in the region has been disturbed, and Iraq can no longer defend its interests, and today it has no choice but to bow to the will of others, no matter how unjust it is.

Iraqi writer: Erdogan's visit to Iraq is to sell water
30 July 2023   05:19
NEWS DESK

Whoever believes that Iraq will get its share of the water that Turkey seized from the upstream state through a quiet dialogue with its president is either naive or delusional. In either case, he is far from realizing the fact that Recep Tayyip Erdogan came to Baghdad to sell water, according to an analysis published by the Iraqi writer. Farouk Youssef in the Arab newspaper.

The Iraqi writer points out that the man(Erdogan) who sold the Syrian refugees to Europe and took the price publicly cannot empty the Turkish dams or stop building new dams for the ecological life in the marshes of Iraq.

The writer Farouk Youssef believes that the Iraqis were enjoying their legacy of water because of the power of their state, but today they have lost forever that privilege. And if the Iraqi prime minister had suggested that he would put the water file on the negotiating table with the Turkish president, this would never happen in light of the indifference of successive Iraqi governments to the issue of water scarcity, which dates back to twenty years ago.

Therefore, Muhammad Shia al-Sudani, according to the writer won't risk disturbing the mood of his guest with an absurd dialogue, knowing in advance that his country does not have the ability to impose its conditions on the other party.

Youssef believes that the balance of power in the region has been disturbed, declaring Iraq's exit from the regional political equation, and it is no longer able to say a word even regarding its interests, and today it has no choice but to submit to the will of others, no matter how unjust it is.

 Iraq's marginalization is not only related to its Arab and regional role, but also to its position on its vital interests, at the fore of which is the issue of water, which is a crucial issue.

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