Turkey not to face water shortages, minister says

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Baku, Azerbaijan, April 22

By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:

Turkey's water reservoirs are 50 percent full, according to Turkish Forestry and Water Affairs Minister, Veysel Eroglu.

"The country will not face an acute water shortage and there won't be any problems with electricity production," Turkish TRT Haber TV channel quoted Eroglu as saying on April 22.

Earlier, Turkish Energy and Natural Resources Minister, Taner Yildiz said electricity production in Turkey may decrease due to lack of water in the country's reservoirs.

Turkey's Forestry and Water Affairs Ministry said there are 313 reservoirs in the country, as well as 203 small lakes, which are used as reservoirs.

Turkey's water power plants use water from 10 reservoirs during electricity production. Some 47 percent of the water consumed by Turkey's population is contained in reservoirs.

Translated by E.A.

Edited by S.I.

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