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Question for Dr. Pipes

Reader comment on item: Islamist Turkey Overreaches

Submitted by Aymenn Jawad (United Kingdom), Jun 10, 2010 at 10:13

Dr. Pipes:

Do you think Turkey is building dams on the Euphrates (and thereby restricting Iraq's water supplies) so it can gain a monopoly on Iraq's oil reserves?

Yours sincerely,

Aymenn Jawad.


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Daniel Pipes replies:

No, I do not think that is the motive. The Turks have long insisted that the water in their country is theirs, just as the oil in (say) Iraq belongs to Iraqis.

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