Turkish Water Minister Tries to Ease Concerns Over Water Shortages

14 Aug 2014 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
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. “The accessible water in the region is at 3 billion cubic meters, this will be enough for a projected population of 35 million in 2071." Water reserves throughout the country are at 44 percent of capacity, he said...

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