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10 Jun 2019 KONYA
Uncontrolled and negligent use of groundwater threaten the Konya Plain in the eponymous central Turkish province, which is known as the "grain silo" of Turkey for its vast wheat fields. The number of sinkholes has rose substantially in recent years due to excessive use of groundwater for irrigation, while authorities work on plans on how to fill the voids of some 330 sinkholes...
17 Sep 2014 ISTANBUL, Turkey
Turkey's southwestern Van province is now facing drinking water shortages, as drought conditions drag on throughout the country.The Zernek water reservoir, a major supply source in the province, is only 20 percent full, according to Turkey's Milliyet newspaper.Just last week, authorities reported that the northwestern city of Yalova, some 178 kilometers south of Istanbul, was down to only one day’s worth of water...
28 Aug 2014 ISTANBUL, Turkey
Two of the reservoirs supplying water to Istanbul, Turkey's largest city, have nearly dried up, according to data from the Istanbul Waterworks Authority (İSKİ).İSKİ said the Papuçdere reservoir in the western Büyükçekmece district of the city has only 0.55 percent of its water left, and the Kazandere reservoir's levels have dropped to 9...
14 Aug 2014 ANKARA, Turkey
Turkish Minister for Forestry and Water Veysel Eroglu this week offered reassurances to Istanbul residents who are concerned about potential water shortages in the city due to ongoing drought."We are constructing the Melen reservoir, which will increase Istanbul’s water capacity from 750 million liters to 1 billion cubic meters” by the time it is completed in December 2016, Eroglu told reporters on August 13th...