Turkey Blocks Flow of Euphrates River to Syria, Water Crisis Looms – Suhaib Anjarini (Al-Akhbar-Lebanon)
(dailyalert.org, Jun. 2, 2014)
The Turkish government began to reduce the flow of the Euphrates River to Syria six weeks ago, then cut it off completely two weeks ago, threatening primarily Syria but also Iraq with a major water crisis.
Lake Assad, Syria’s largest water reservoir, has dropped by six meters, threatening to leave seven million Syrians without access to water.
Also, Tishrin Dam stopped receiving any water, which stopped its electricity-generating turbines, decreasing the power supply in the Aleppo region.