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Sıdal: "If we can't manage the water we will leave the country"

Sıdal: If we can't manage the water we will leave the countryAssociation of Municipalities’ advisor Mustafa Sıdal said that the water from Turkey should not be privatized. Speaking to Eniz Orakçıoğlu of Kıbrıs Postası during an exclusive interview Sıdal said some circles wanted the water to be privatized because they had the “sell and get rid of it” mentality.
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Association of Municipalities’ advisor Mustafa Sıdal said that the water from Turkey should not be privatized. Speaking to Eniz Orakçıoğlu of Kıbrıs Postası during an exclusive interview Sıdal said some circles wanted the water to be privatized because they had the “sell and get rid of it” mentality. Criticising those who defends the idea of privatization Sıdal said “If we cannot manage the water we should leave the country”.

Explaining the Association of Municipalities’ project regarding the most cost-effective management model for water from Turkey Sıdal said the model developed by the team that he was also part of offers the best model for the management of the water.

However Sıdal is pessimistic about government’s response to the project and said “Despite the fact that our model is the best and most cost-effective, the government will not accept our model and instead they will want to privatize it just because Turkey told them to”.

Sıdal who is also the former Head of Water Affairs Office then went on to say that apart from the highly developed countries all the other countries were no longer in favour of privatizing water for the sake of capitalism.

 According to Sıdal the reason for that was emergence of cholera in the places where there was no cholera before the privatization of the water. Commenting on the local professional potential regarding water management Sıdal said that there were at least ten Turkish Cypriot experts who have experience in the technical management of water.

“The worst case scenario would be the dislocation of the pipes. It happened before and our experts were able to solve the problem without external support. We can easily manage the water with local experts” said Sıdal.


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