Irak and Syria are at the thanks of the Turkey because the two rivers, « tigre » and « euphrate » which provide them are control by Turc. Thanks to all the drams Turkey regulate all the water and can stop the irrigation of the two countries. With this way Turkey can reduce of 22 km 3 the flow of the rivers. This subject is a conflict between the three countries.
Water is a necessity… - The agriculture is the first zone of water consommation, including for the irrigation. -The industry where water is used for a lot of processus and for a lot of engine. - The fight against fire . The nourishement. All humain is constitue by water and need some to live.
Turkey have 504 hydroelectric dams which regulate the water of the two major rivers in the middle-east. This project is called « project Southeastern Anatolia ».with this dams Turkey have influence on Irak and Syria.
Both are born in eastern Turkey (Kurdistan). The Euphrates river, along the 2 700 km, also crosses Syria and Iraq.Tigris (1 899 km) borders Syria and then pours into Iraq. In Lower Mesopotamia, the waters of two rivers mix on approximately 170 km, the Chott el Arab which empties into the Persian Gulf.
The two Arab countries downstream Syria and Iraq are placed in an uncomfortable position of dependence on Turkey. The Euphrates, Tigris and its tributaries flowing well in Iraq but they are fed by external precipitations : 70% are Turkish, 7% are Iranian and 23% are Iraqi only.
These three countries are threatening one another for something natural and which does not belong to anyone. Turkey will have a lot of power on the other two countries as long as they will control the rivers.