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Dams Power Turkey's Conflict With the Kurds

Jun 23, 2016 | 09:30 GMT
In Turkey, Dams Power Ankara's Conflict With the Kurds
As Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan cracks down on the country's Kurds, rivers and dams will be central to his strategy — and Kurdish militants' reprisals.
(PHILIPP JOHN/Wikimedia Commons)

Since the start of civilization, rivers have defined the region we now call the Middle East. Mesopotamia, part of the Fertile Crescent situated between the Tigris and Euphrates, was home to many of the great empires of old. But over time these ancient societies rose and fell, and the borders...

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