Turkey use Alouk water plant to displace people

  Turkey seeks by all means to tighten the stranglehold on the people of northeastern Syria, at various levels. After the brutal attacks and displacement, the occupation cut off water from Al Hasaka people, in attempts to cause displacement and expand their occupation in the area.

Since the first spark of the Rojava revolution, Turkey has been trying by all means to strike at the democratic project on which the revolution was founded.

The Turkish state has not succeeded in undermining the revolution of the people.

 The Turkish state and in all its methods could not undermine the will of the revolutionary people by providing the mercenaries with weapons and equipment on the border with the north and east of Syria such as  groups of Jabhat al-Nusra and the Free Syrian Army, and ISIS who failed to pass Turkey's policies in the region, because of the resistance that they have encountered. 

The Turkish occupation intervened directly in invading the northeastern cities of Syria to fight its people and undermine their revolution.

Turkey has expanded its occupation; on October 9th , 2019,  it carried out barbaric attacks and occupied Seri Kania and Gire Spi. It displaced hundreds thousands of its people.

Turkey sought from the outset to strike at the gains of the revolution. It knows that any democratic project in the region does not serve the concept of one nationalism, and would be a threat on the dictatorial regime within it.

Cutting off water of the dams and rivers...  the beginning of an indirect war.

In April 2018, Turkey withheld water from the Euphrates Dam and the Freedom Dam in the southeast of Al Tabeqa, where tens of thousands of locals relied on its water to water their agricultural crops, a major income source for residents .

 In this context, the  joint presidency of the Executive Council of the Democratic Civil Administration of Al Tabeqa region, Hind al-Ali said in an earlier interview with our agency "it is an indirect war", a  war in which it works at night to overthrow the achievements of the liberation, and it is working during the day to give hard life to thousands of people in the region by withholding the waters of the Euphrates."

International law stipulates that the water resources must be shared fairly and equally. The Euphrates river passes through Turkish-controlled territory, Syria and Iraq.

The Euphrates River feeds millions of people with drinking water in Syria, from Deir ez-Zor province in the northeastern Syria, through Al Raqqa and Al-Tabeqa in central Syria to Aleppo province in northwestern Syria.

The Turkish authorities cut off the water of the Al Balikhe river in Gire Spi before its occupation in 2018, which irrigates thousands of hectares of agricultural land in northern Syria on its banks for the first time after the construction of projects on the river, to allocate the largest amount of river water to the agricultural land on the Turkish side.

 The Belikh river is the second most important river in Syria after the Euphrates in the northeastern countryside of  Al Raqqa and the entire city of Gire Spi and its countryside.

 The  projects of the Turkish State  seized water for the time being and to allocate it to watering crops on the Turkish side.

Alouk water plant... Turkey is working to create new displacements by cutting water.

 After Turkey's attack on Seri Kania, it bombed the eastern its countryside, causing it to be out of service for more than 20 days, and cutting off water from more than 500,000 people in Al Hasaka and Tal Tamer area. The Autonomous Administration has warned of a humanitarian catastrophe as a result.

Russian forces had gone several times to the station to ensure the work and operation of the staff, but they were targeted by the Turkish army, and their vehicle was damaged earlier. Later mechanics repaired it the station.

 23 wells operated at the Alouk plant of 30 wells.

On February 24, the Turkish occupation cut off water from the Al-Alok station. This would make the city experience a major humanitarian crisis due to the water shortage.

  Suzdar Ahmed, the co-chair of the Water Directorate in  Al Hasaka canton said these actions signal a new plan to create a new displacement .

Water directorate held meetings with the International  Red Cross, UNICEF and the United Nations to intervene and force the Turkish occupation to operate  the  plant again.

The SDF, which is responsible for protecting the people and land of northern and eastern Syria, and in accordance with its principles, has withdrawn its vehicles from water tankers in its military posts and placed it in the service of  the people, in order to help distribute water on the people.

A.J

ANHA


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