Turkish water projects on the Euphrates River and their negative impact on Syria and Iraq

  • Badia Suleiman Ali Abdul Qader Neelain University- College of higher studies - Department of Political Science

Abstract

The study aims at identifying the negative impact of the Turkish water projects in the Euphrates River on Syria and Iraq. The problem is to clarify and monitor the Turkish water projects on the Euphrates River and to indicate whether they have a negative impact on Syria and Iraq and on the overall environmental security. The study reached results consistent with the hypotheses and proved The Turkish projects have a negative impact on Syria and Iraq in terms of water pollution. The Euphrates River in Iraq and Syria suffers from a high pollution rate to record levels of 1800 mg / L while the global average is less than 800 mg / L. The increase in salinity in the water has led to the injury of crops in the region by stunting, as well as cutting the water supply of the Euphrates River and reducing its flow due to Turkish projects caused by environmental drought and desertification, reducing the agricultural area and displacement of the population, as well as the cessation of hydroelectric power stations which depend on water in operation. Leading to the suspension of vital projects, economic and infrastructure projects

Published
Jul 2, 2019
How to Cite
ALI ABDUL QADER, Badia Suleiman. Turkish water projects on the Euphrates River and their negative impact on Syria and Iraq. Tikrit Journal For Political Science, [S.l.], n. 16, p. 233-248, july 2019. ISSN 2312-6639. Available at: <http://tjfps.tu.edu.iq/index.php/poltic/article/view/149>. Date accessed: 22 july 2019. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.25130/poltic.v0i16.149.
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