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Moscow, Jul 15 : Speaker of the Syrian parliament Hammoudah Sabbagh has sent 48 letters to the UN secretary-general, high commissioner for human rights and Arab parliamentary organizations so that they will condemn Turkey over water cut-offs in the northeastern Syrian province of al-Hasakah, Syrian media reported.
According to the SANA news agency, Damascus wants the international community to seek immediate restoration of water supplies by Turkey.
Some 1 million people are currently suffering from water shortages in al-Hasakah.
Earlier this month, the Russian president’s special envoy for Syria, Alexander Lavrentyev, expressed hope that Turkey would restore the volumes of water released to the Euphrates in the near future.