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Water - The Propaganda Regime of "TRNC" ...???

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Re: Water - The Propaganda Regime of "TRNC" ...???

Postby B25 » Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:13 pm

repulsewarrior wrote:...and going,

The ground-breaking ceremony for a Turkish-sponsored irrigation project in Northern Cyprus was held on Wednesday.

The project -- which consist of a 5.7-kilometer (3.5 mile) tunnel for supplying water to farmlands -- is being added to current water supply facilities from Turkey to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC).

Under the new project, about half of 75 million cubic meters of fresh water sent annually through an existing underwater pipeline is expected to be used for irrigation purposes.

https://www.aa.com.tr/en/turkey/turkish ... on/1349621



...having sucked every drop out of the ground, half that "they" bring over will be the benefit to one "Turk" and the settlers he will put to work.


Oh dear the pipe has bust!!! :) :)

https://cyprustimes.com/exerragi-agogos ... 3JYwKrUjKY
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Re: Water - The Propaganda Regime of "TRNC" ...???

Postby repulsewarrior » Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:49 pm

...and here i was thinking that the technology may bring gas to Europe from the Eastern Med. one day.

What is notable, is that there is no contingency for its repair. This will be expensive.

...one hopes, at least for those who thirst, that this won't happen too often.

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Re: Water - The Propaganda Regime of "TRNC" ...???

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Re: Water - The Propaganda Regime of "TRNC" ...???

Postby repulsewarrior » Mon Jul 06, 2020 4:51 am

...oh crap, i thought this got fixed, and everything was normal.

https://cyprus-mail.com/2020/07/06/fear ... -in-north/

“Even if they reconnect us to Guzelyurt the truth is there is not enough water there for everybody. Nobody knows what will happen if the pipeline repair is delayed. We think about this every day,” a clearly concerned Taseli says.

At present, 75 per cent of Turkish Cypriot households receive their water from Turkey. The municipalities pay 2.3 TL per cubic metre and then adjust the prices they charge to take account of their operating expenses.

The pipeline supplies the north with about 72 million of cubic metres a year. About half of it is distributed to households, with the rest to be allocated for use in agriculture.

In total, northern Cyprus needs 210 million cubic metres of water a year.


...a repair to cost half a billion Turkish lira.
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Re: Water - The Propaganda Regime of "TRNC" ...???

Postby Oceanside50 » Thu Jul 09, 2020 3:30 pm

Is it worth it? Turkey needs to gove up on it’s nonsensical attempts to bring Cyprus into its fold
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Re: Water - The Propaganda Regime of "TRNC" ...???

Postby repulsewarrior » Thu Aug 13, 2020 10:10 pm

Water a weapon Turkey uses not just against Cyprus.

https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/origin ... rates.html

In 1978, they signed the Economic and Technical Cooperation Protocol after Turkey's completion of the Keban Dam that affected Iraq's water share. However, Ankara kept building dams undermining Iraq’s water share, including the Ataturk Dam that caused a water shortage in Iraq in the 1990s.

Turkey refuses to abide by the protocols signed with Iraq, and also refuses to abide by international treaties classifying the Tigris and Euphrates rivers as international cross-border rivers. Ankara rather acts as if these rivers were Turkish local rivers.


“Turkey refuses even to hold meetings to discuss securing a share of water for Iraq,” the source added.
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Re: Water - The Propaganda Regime of "TRNC" ...???

Postby repulsewarrior » Wed Aug 26, 2020 12:16 am

...is it a coincidence; more weaponisation of water,

Kurdish officials say that, after Ankara's military campaign in October, there was an initial deal for the Turks to ensure continued water supply from Alouk, in exchange for the Kurds providing electricity to newly taken areas.

But the Turks have been trying to exert pressure on the Kurds to give them more electricity, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights war monitor and a Kurdish official.

The Turks repeatedly "ask for more electricity," said Suzdar Ahmad, the joint head of the Kurdish-run water authority.

Aheen Sweid, co-director of the energy authority, said the water cuts were nothing new.

"Since the Turks occupied Ras al-Ain there have been endless rounds of negotiations over water interruptions from Alouk," she said.

This time, around 10 days after the taps ran dry in Hasakeh, on August 13 the Kurds cut off the electricity to the Ras al-Ain area in retaliation, Sweid said.

Both sides then negotiated via Russia -- an ally of Syria's central government in the country's complex civil war -- and on Saturday they came to an agreement that envisaged water making its way back to Hasakeh's pipes from Monday.

But Syria analyst Nicholas Heras said the water cuts were likely to continue in areas controlled by the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces.

"Seizing the Alouk plant was one of Turkey's key campaign goals" in October last year, he said, "exactly because Turkey wants to use water as a pressure point to turn local people in Hasakeh against the SDF."

Ankara now held the "ability to cut water indefinitely to over half a million water-starved people" in Kurdish-held areas, representing a far more effective weapon than retaliatory power cuts, he said.

https://www.terradaily.com/reports/In_n ... r_999.html

...and another more recent article,

https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/origin ... sakeh.html
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Re: Water - The Propaganda Regime of "TRNC" ...???

Postby repulsewarrior » Fri Aug 28, 2020 2:46 pm

...the Euphrates and Tigris rivers are running dry, this is nothing new but the problem is becoming critical for millions of Iraqis.

But as a receiving country, Iraq has little leverage, lamented Mohammed al-Chaleyhawi, who leads a farming cooperative in the southern agricultural heartland of Diwaniyah.

"Turkey can launch a water war at any moment, whenever it suits it," Chaleyhawi told AFP.

The droughts that wrecked Iraq's harvests between 2016 and 2018 were a taste of what may come, he said, warning that within five years, the Tigris and Euphrates could dry up, killing wildlife and limiting potable water.

"Iraq only has one solution: using economic pressure against Turkey," said Chaleyhawi, suggesting Baghdad could restrict the import of Turkish goods and services.

https://www.terradaily.com/reports/As_n ... p_999.html
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Re: Water - The Propaganda Regime of "TRNC" ...???

Postby repulsewarrior » Wed Oct 07, 2020 6:00 pm

Turkey and the "Cypriot Turks" have their pipeline working again.

https://www.dailysabah.com/business/tur ... pairs/news

...from the description of the cause, it can be expected that such breaks will happen again; if the cables holding the pipes below water, at another location break in the same manner.
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Re: Water - The Propaganda Regime of "TRNC" ...???

Postby Nikitas » Sun Mar 07, 2021 2:56 pm

Many of us had questioned the engineering wisdom of a floating pipeline anchored by steel cables, steel being subject to erosion especially in seawater. What is surprising is the how fast those predictions materialised.

What is intriguing is that the developers-makers of the pipeline are nowhere to be seen in the repair phase. Maybe the guarantee has expired.
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