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Don't forget the issue of water levels along the Euphrates

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Submitted by Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi (United Kingdom), Sep 27, 2011 at 14:00

Dr. Pipes,

Excellent article. I would add that Turkey's relations have long been sour with Baghdad in light of the construction of dams along the Euphrates by Turkey, an initiative that has severely lowered the water level of the river in Iraq.

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Yes, but the vast network of damns in Anatolia predates the AKP and cannot be attributed to its policies.

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