Syria Conflict: Russia And Turkey Armed Forces Trade Water For Electricity

16 Dec 2019 by Local Press Report

The Russian and Turkish armies have reportedly brokered a deal between themselves to swap or trade water for electricity in areas of northern Syria. According to the deal, the Tishrin Dam under the control of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) will supply electricity and energy to the town of Tal Abyad and its surrounding countryside, while the Turkish-controlled Alouk water station will supply water to the SDF-controlled areas of Al-Darbasiyah and Al-Hasakah. The SDF, being allied to the Syrian regime of Bashar Al-Assad, is essentially allied to Russia due to Moscow’s support for Damascus.