NO. 44



Turkey's Inauguration of Ataturk Dam Causes Row with Syria and Iraq

Mr. Suleyman Demirel, the Turkish Prime Minister, told the press on 24 July,on the eve of the inauguration of the Ataturk dam, that Syria and Iraq could notlay claim to Turkey's rivers any more than Ankara could claim their oil."This is a matter of sovereignty. This is our land. We have the right to doanything we like... The water resources are Turkey's, and the oil is theirs.Since we...