Insight Turkey
Insight Turkey
Challenging ideas
On Turkish politics and International affairs

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Ayşegül Kibaroğlu

MEF University, Turkey
Ayşegül Kibaroğlu
The Blue Peace: Achieving Peace and Security through Water Cooperation
January 1, 2015
Water is about people and human security. Unfortunately water has become a source of conflicts around the world, especially in the Middle East. There is a critical need for active water cooperation between nations in the region. This article discusses possible ways to achieve such cooperation, using tools developed under the Blue Peace concept. The article highlights a positive example of concrete steps taken by Turkey and Iraq in the area of track-two hydro diplomacy, which could potentially expand to other countries in the region. Experiences from around the world demonstrate that sustainable active water cooperation is possible and there are many examples that could be adapted by countries in the Middle East.

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