Erdogan Calls For Water Saving Measures

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan urged citizens to save water as much as possible as the water levels in the country’s dams are continuously falling due to low precipitations while addressing the opening ceremony of a dam in Gaziantep province via video conference. The Turkish President also said that there was a significant increase in the use of water for cleaning purposes due to the threat of the pandemic. “We must join hands as institutions and citizens. We need efficient and economical water management,” he pointed out. The water level in the dams of Istanbul, Turkey’s most populous city with a population of 16.5 million, and those in the capital Ankara dropped to 22 per cent, according to the latest municipal data.

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