Decrease in Euphrates River level is the biggest challenge face Syria, Iraq

At the 4th meeting of the International Water Forum in North and East Syria, environmental specialists confirmed that life in NE, Syria is being violated, after blocking the water by the Turkish occupation and as a result of climate change.

This came in lectures and studies discussed by lecturers at the 4th session of the International Water Forum in North and East Syria with the participants iin the forum, in continuation of its work for the second day, which started this morning at Sardam Cultural Hall in Hasakah city in NE, Syria.

And lectures in the 4th session were "from the coordination of the Health Working Group in North and East Syria, Neha Shing, Dr. in Biotechnology Mustafa Alam Horo, Environmental Engineer in River Restoration Arjan Ibo, and Dr. in Biomedical Technology Haider Seifi."

The lecturers shed light on "climate changes and their impact on water security in the region, production and food and water security, in addition to the decrease in water levels in the streams of rivers entering NE, Syria."

They said: "Climate changes and the politicization of water are raping humanity and life, and posing a real danger to all of humanity, and NE, Syria are witnessing this violations, as Turkey, on the one hand, deliberately cuts off water from rivers entering the Syrian lands in north and east Syria, along with a decrease in precipitation."

They stressed that the 19-dam "GAP" project of Turkey on the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, most of which is located in Kurdistan territory, had eliminated employment opportunities for approximately 5,000 Kurds, increased Turkey's colonial control over Kurdistan, forcibly emptied 4,000 villages of its population for colonial motives, and displaced 1 million people because of these dams, many of them from Kurdistan, and their purpose to displace them.

They went on to say that: "Turkey's objectives from these dams are primarily political, using them as weapons against Syrians and Iraqis, while failing to comply with international treaties. Other facts are that they not only use water as a weapon, but in NE, Syria and Iraq for political, economic and social ends.

They added, "It seeks to displace people by blocking water from them, as the Tigris and Euphrates rivers are of great importance to the people of the region and use them as a negotiating paper against Kurdish areas with the Governments of Syria and Iraq."

They considered the decreasing level of the Euphrates River to be the greatest form of aggression and aggression against Syrians, Iraqis and other neighboring countries, and a crime at the international level, in addition to cutting off drinking water after the occupation of Ras al-Ain in the Allouk water station in the city of Hasaka.

The work of the International Water Forum in North and East Syria continues in its 5th session.



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