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Hydraulic despotism

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Submitted by Frankz (United Kingdom), Jun 2, 2014 at 01:27

Very interesting but you don't say much about how this will affect the strategic situation.

I'm sure the humanitarian concerns are incidental to Erdogan otherwise he would do something else.

How the media will cover it I'm not so certain.

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I expect that the Turkish government will have to let the river water flow again, before catastrophe hits.

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