By John Lee.
Turkey has announced that it will increase water supplies to Iraq to compensate for a drop in supply from Iran.
According to Abu Dhabi-based The National, Iran has said it will cut water supplies to Iraq to prioritise projects within Iran.
Turkey depends on water from the Tigris to fill a reservoir behind its new Ilısu dam.
This summer, Iraq's agriculture ministry banned the growing of water-intensive crops due to shortages.
(Sources: The National, Sabah, Rudaw)