Water shortage adds to bubbling tensions between Turkey and Kurds in northeast Syria

 

Borzou Daragahi reports from Tal Abyad, Syria, where a battle over natural resources could provoke further conflict

Nelectricity means no air conditioning or refrigeration, no television, no radio, no videogames, no lights at night. 

But a lack of electricity that has stretched for months also means no running water in this dusty, parched northern Syrian pocket, just as scorching late-spring temperatures herald the beginning of the sweltering summer. 

That has exacerbated ongoing geopolitical tensions between the Turkish government, the Kurdish-led authorities and the Syrian regime, prompting concerns of another outbreak of armed conflict in the region.

Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/independentpremium/world/turkey-kurds-water-shortage-syria-b1856617.html

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