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Thursday, July 15, 1999 Published at 11:52 GMT 12:52 UK


World: Europe

Turkey/Israel water link


The Israeli foreign minister, David Levy, says Turkey has offered to supply water to Israel through a planned undersea pipeline.

A similar pipeline is being developed to supply Turkish northern Cyprus and it has been suggested that a spur could be diverted to Israel.

Mr Levy said a joint committee was to meet in Turkey in September to discuss the feasibility of the project.

Correspondents say Turkey has rivers pouring fresh water into the sea, while Israel and its neighbours are suffering the worst drought for decades.

The lack of clean water is a central issue in Middle East negotiations with disputes over common resources also between Turkey Syria and Iraq.

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