Turkey has been cutting off the water supply of the Euphrates river despite all the criticisms directed towards it. As the water levels continues to decrease, a village that has been underwater for more than 22 years has emerged in Kobane, reported by ANHA.
When the Damascus government established the Tişrîn Dam in 1999, parts of Borazê, Qomlex, Til El Ibir, Til Ehmerm Dîşe, and El Cedayê villages were flooded. After the decrease in river waters from 2017, some of them have began to emerge once again.
In particular, Borazê village, whose 700-decare area was underwater, began to emerge again since Turkey has been cutting off the water from the Euphrates.
Turkey has been blocking Euphrates water since November 2020 and does not comply with the 1987 agreement between Turkey, Syria, and Iraq since it provides Syria with only 200 cubic meters of water per second instead of 500 cubic meters per second, according to the agreement. For this reason, there is a serious decrease in the water of three dams in Northern and Eastern Syria.
Turkey has been also criticized for using the control of water as a war strategy against the people in the region to make them obey its ruling.
Due to the cut-off of water dozens of villages now have no access to fresh water and reduction of the water levels of the Euphrates River continues to negatively affect the amount of electricity hours obtained from dams and so negatively affect agriculture as well.
In addition, the water pollution that occurs harms fish and other living species. Officials of the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (AANES) had announced that if the water crisis continues, the people of the region will face a great disaster.