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The great flood by Carolyn Drake (0 images)

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Turkey has embarked on a giant hydropower and irrigation project centred on the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. The 22 dams that comprise the project will help modernise Turkey's poorest region and increase the country's political leverage over water-poor Syria and Iraq downstream, but activists and some scientists oppose them on environmental and human rights grounds. Carolyn Drake visited two settlements: one already submerged, another awaiting the flood waters.

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