SYRIA, TURKEY AND IRAQ

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Turkey plans to con­struct the Ilisu Dam on the Ti­gris River as part of the South­east­ern Ana­to­lian Project that has 22 dams and 19 hy­dro­elec­tric plants in the Ti­gris-Euphrates basin. Iraq and Syria see the Turk­ish project as a se­ri­ous threat be­cause the Ti­gris and Euphrates rivers meet 98% of Iraq and 90% of Syria's water re­quire­ments. Some an­a­lysts blame the cur­rent water cri­sis in north­ern Iraq and Syria for the rise of ter­ror groups like ISIS in the re­gion

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