By Sarp Ozer
Syrian regime’s propaganda that the water in Allouk water station, which meets the need of the Hasakah region, was cut off deliberately, does not reflect the truth, say Turkish authorities.
The water needs of Syria’s Hasakah province are met by 12 of the 30 water wells in the Allouk Water Station, according to Turkish sources.
Turkish sources stated that the water is supposed to be supplied with six pumps working at full capacity. Due to the low electric energy, three pumps are operating.
The Syrian regime has cut the power by 10 times and supplied for 27 hours in November and 30 hours in the first week of December on the pretext of maintenance of the power plant.
The sources said that only 29% of electricity needs in Tal Abyad and Ras al-Ayn provinces are being met.
Assad Regime has cut off the electricity since Dec. 6 in a way that would deliberately endanger the lives of people in Tal Abyad, Ras al-Ayn, and Hasakah provinces, the sources added.
The sources added that the electricity used in the Allouk Water Station comes from the Tishrin Dam in Ad Darbasiyah town, which is under the control of the regime, adding that there was not enough water to Hasakah and Tal Tamir due to the regime’s lowering the voltage of the electricity supplied to the water pumping station.
Allouk water station personnel, responsible for troubleshooting, reiterate that the problem does not arise from Turkey, but the electricity required for the pumps to operate at sufficient capacity is not provided by the Assad regime.
“The Syrian regime and the PKK/ PYD/YPG terrorist organization constantly cut the energy supplies coming to the Peace Spring region. Since previously damaged lines were not repaired intentionally, even on days with electricity, people could not benefit sufficiently.” the sources added.
Despite all these facts, the Syrian Foreign Ministry has sent a letter to the UN Security Council.
Since 2016, Turkey has launched a trio of successful anti-terrorist operations across its border into northern Syria to prevent the formation of a terror corridor and enable peaceful settlement by locals.
In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK – listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the US and the European Union – has been responsible for the deaths of 40,000 people, including women, children, and infants. The YPG is the PKK’s Syrian offshoot.
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