Turkey appoints Special Envoy for Water Affairs with Iraq

By John Lee.

Turkey has reportedly appointed a special envoy to Iraq to resolve the water sharing issues between the two countries.

According to Daily Sabah, former Forestry and Water Affairs Minister Veysel Eroğlu (pictured), who will take up the post, pointed to the “inefficient” use of water resources in Iraq, saying “Turkey will share its experience and know-how in the efficient management of water with the Iraqis.

He added that Turkey will try to ensure an equitable share of water from the Tigris and the Euphrates rivers.

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(Source: Daily Sabah)

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One Response to Turkey appoints Special Envoy for Water Affairs with Iraq

  1. Ibn Al Iraq 13th January 2019 at 06:42 #

    Good move!

    Iraqi authority should utilize this opportunity for Iraqis’ best benefit.

    Why should Turkey has a one-sided $10B trade to Iraq per year ?

    why cant Iraq dictate his own term for water sharing, security, quality of products imported into Iraq etc

    Thanks