‘Turkish water to reach Northern Cyprus soon’
ANKARA - Anatolia News Agency
Turkey may send water from the southern province of Mersin to Northern Cyprus.Turkish Cyprus is very close to receiving water from Turkey in a landmark project, said a Turkish Cypriot minister yesterday.
“This is the project of the century,“ said Ali Çetin Amcaoğlu, the minister of Forestry and Agriculture of Turkish Cyprus, speaking at a meeting in Nicosia.
Speaking about the details of the project to transfer water from Turkey’s southern province of Mersin to Turkish Cyprus, Amcaoğlu said, “we can well share our water with the south,” referring to Greek Cyprus.
He also said a water pipeline could be laid from Turkey via Cyprus to Palestine in the future.
Turkish Minister Veysel Eroğlu, meanwhile, said Turkey’s Prime Ministry was authorized to make that decision, but the ministry was capable of sharing water with Cyprus, speaking at a meeting in Ankara.
MEDITERRANEAN UNION FOR GAS
ATHENS - The Associated Press
Energy Ministers from Greece, Israel and Greek Cyprus promised yesterday to increase cooperation to exploit natural gas deposits in the Mediterranean, but warned that large-scale exports could take a decade.
At a meeting near Athens, Greek Cypriot Industry Minister Neoklis Sylikiotis said the three countries were more likely to share gas-produced electricity, using undersea cables, before exports were possible.
“With the most modest calculations, a period of eight years or more is required (for exports),” Sylikiotis said at an energy event.