Arab League Condemns Turkish-Israeli Cooperation on Water
The Arab League on Monday condemned the Israeli-Turkish water agreement signed last week, and accused both countries on establishing water projects likely to deprive downstream neighbors Syria and Iraq of supplies, reported ArabicNews.com.
"This cooperation amounts to a real danger to Arab security in water, and for Arab national security in general," the league said in a statement.
On January 28th, Turkey and Israel signed the first major commercial transaction on water.
Both countries have agreed to a water purchase in a preliminary deal that foresees the sale of Turkish waters to Israel.
Over the 10-year contract, Israel is to buy 50 million cubic meters of Turkish water annually.
"These measures are illegal as long as Turkey does not consult the other states" which share the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, such as Syria and Iraq, the statement said -- Albawaba.com