Turkey’s peace pipe to Cyprus

On Oct. 17, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan inaugurated a controversial water pipeline link with Turkish-governed northern Cyprus. He gave a speech about the $450 million project first in the Anamur district of Mersin where the water pipeline originates, and then he traveled to Kyrenia, the tourism capital of Turkish northern Cyprus.

Summary⎙ Print The water pipeline slated to reunify Cyprus faces strong opposition on environmental, cultural and political fronts from both Greek and Turkish Cypriots.
Author Pinar Tremblay Posted October 29, 2015

The project, known as Peace Water, is being promoted as the “project of the century” by the Turkish government. Erdogan emphasized, “If the Greek Cypriots say that they also want to utilize this water, we name this water Peace Water and we give it to them, too, because the important thing for us is the humanity.”

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