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Iran and Turkey: Water Supply

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL6082, tabled on 8 February 2022

To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they are making, if any, to the governments of (1) Turkey, and (2) Iran, to regulate the flow of water into trans-frontier rivers at no less than the monthly average flow in recent years; and whether they will urge all states in the region to adopt the most efficient form of water use, particularly for crop irrigation.

Answered on

22 February 2022

The UK has previously raised the humanitarian issue of water supplies with all relevant parties in the region. The UK encourages dialogue between Turkey and its geographical neighbours on all bilateral and regional issues.