Villages are being displaced due to the project of transferring water to occupied Cyprus
Turkish Cypriot daily Vatan newspaper (04.09.13) reports that the works within the framework of the project of transferring water from Turkey to the occupied area of Cyprus with pipelines under the sea continue. According to a statement issued by the Turkish Minister of Environment and Urban Development, Erdogan Bayraktar, they started constructing residences for the inhabitants of Akine, Ormancik, Sariagac and Caltibuku villages which will be covered with water because of the Alakopru dam in Mersin area.

Noting that the dam will cover occupied area’s need for water for 50 years, Bayraktar added that the inhabitants of the villages will be settled in a 60-hectar area of land. He noted that they will, inter, alia, construct 326 houses, three village mansions, three mosques for 300 persons and a school with 16 teaching rooms. 

CNA

One Response to Villages are being displaced due to the project of transferring water to occupied Cyprus

  1. Andy Yiannaki says:

    It appears as if Turkey is already building permanent attachments to Europe.

    The map would be more relevant if it noted the villages that are being displaced.

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