Turkey & Israel Sign Water Deal
Turkey and Israel have signed a deal to allow Israel to purchase 50 million cubic meters of Turkish water annually over the next ten years. The water will come from the Manavgat River and will be transported to Israel's Askhelon port by ships. This deal will also help Israel supply water to Jordan, as it has pledged to do under its peace treaty. Israel usually needs around two billion cubic meters of water annually and the Turkish water should supply five percent of its needs.
Source: Jerusalem Post, (January 29, 2000)