Iranians launch campaign to prevent Turkey to dry up wetland

May 29, 2017 - 19:59

TEHRAN – Some 5,000 Iranians have signed a petition that has been sent to UN chief Antonio Guterres, calling on Turkey to stop building dams which dry up the Tigris river in Iraq and consequently Hoor al-Azim wetland in southwestern Iran.

The petition reads that Turkey “has constructed a tremendous number of dams in the Southern Anatolian region and the headwaters of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers,” Fars reported on Monday.


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