Turkish water has arrived
in Northern Cyprus
By Chris Elliott
Yes, for those doubting Thomas’s including those in the Republic of Cyprus, water has arrived in Northern Cyprus from Turkey and what a wonderful technological achievement it is. Those of us that live here in the North have seen major construction works going on in many places with stock piles of huge pipes by the wayside which in a number of areas have already been laid in the process of creating a vast water distribution network that could ultimately feed the whole island if commonsense prevailed.
Perhaps the Greek Cypriots in the south could set aside their dreams of trying to re-create that lost Hellenic dream and accept the truth of the past and join with the Turkish Cypriots in the north either together or as separate states and grab those opportunities to work together to make the Island of Cyprus that Jewel in the Mediterranean it once was and could be again.
Water reached Cyprus
Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc said: “It’s all over, water reached Cyprus. Next step is to perform distribution and water management”. Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc continued his speech:
“Now, we can say with pride that Turkish technology and contracting services are in the first three in the world. There is no doubt that we perform much bigger capacity contracting services in different areas. By increasing these kinds of examples in maritime areas, we will come to an exceptionally strong point. Nearly 75 million cubic meters of water per year will be taken to Cyprus from Turkey. It’s all over, water reached Cyprus. Next step is to perform distribution and water management.”
In his speech at the ceremony of launching local seismic research vessel “TURKUAZ” to sea at İstanbul ship yard in Tuzla, Bülent Arınç indicated that “Seismic research ship” words have been heard much more in recent years and added : “Piri Reis, Barbaros Hayrettin and this ship which is purchased from abroad will operate around Cyprus in the Eastern Mediterranean.”