Turkey-Cyprus Pipeline Starts Operations

19 Oct 2015 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
ÇAMLIBEL/MYRTOU, Cyprus
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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on October 17th inaugurated the 107-kilometer-long undersea pipeline that will transport some 75 million cubic meters of water from Turkey to Turkish-occupied northern Cyprus.Erdoğan and Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu symbolically opened the valve to start the flow of water from Turkey’s Alakopru Dam, then traveled to Cyprus for a ceremony to celebrate the water’s arrival on the parched island.Erdoğan said that as a result of the $553 million USD Northern Cyprus Water Supply Project, also known as “Barış Suyu” (Peace Water), the region will “no longer experience shortages of drinking water and agricultural irrigation for a half a century...

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