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Turkey's water supply to Northern Cyprus suffers disruption

Christian Fernsby |
The fresh water supply from Turkey to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) has suffered a disruption, Turkey’s agriculture and forestry minister said yesterday.

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Topics: TURKEY    WATER    CYPRUS   

Bekir Pakdemirli told reporters in Turkey’s southern Mersin province that the Turkey-TRNC water pipeline didn’t break and that the reason for the disruption has yet to be ascertained.

Noting that the incident took place on late Wednesday, Pakdemirli said the TRNC has water stocks for eight to 10 months.

“I gave instructions to resolve this issue in a month. There is currently no water problem in the TRNC,” he stressed.

He inspected the water pipeline in the Anamur district of Mersin via helicopter.

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