Syria calls for international pressure on Turkey over water cut-offs

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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.

UNI/SPUTNIK

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