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Iran, Turkey hold three days of water talks in border regions

Iran Press TV

Monday, 07 November 2022 7:34 PM

Iran and Turkey have held three days of fruitful talks on water supply issues in their border regions, according to a report by the Iranian Energy Ministry.

A Monday report from Regional Water Company of Iran's West Azerbaijan province said that the water talks held in various Iranian and Turkish cities, including in Urmia in Iran and in YĆ¼ksekova in Turkey, had been organized by foreign ministries of the two countries.

The report said talks had focused on creating a proper path for the flow of water in border regions between Iran and Turkey during floods, especially in areas near the Iranian city of Sero.

Other issued discussed included measures to protect the Marmisho Lake and dredging of the river flowing into the lake, the report added.

It said that representatives from Iran's ministries of interior, energy, defense and the border police also attended the water talks between Iran and Turkey, adding that the two sides signed a joint document in the conclusion of the negotiations.

The talks come amid Iran's efforts to convince Turkey of releasing more river water to help the country cope with water shortages in its west and northwest.

Statements from Iranian officials in recent years have indicated that Turkey's construction of major dams have restricted the flow of water into Iran's farming sector.

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