February 23, 1991 |
Offering his country's ample water resources as bait, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Kurtcebe Alptemocin said Friday that Middle Eastern countries could ensure lasting peace after the war by creating giant, region-wide water projects to give all nations a shared asset that would be too valuable to risk. "We should try to find huge projects that would interconnect the countries of the region," Alptemocin told reporters during a breakfast meeting at the Turkish Embassy.
February 15, 1991
Turkey and Syria considered using WATER AS A WEAPON against Iraq in the war but decided against it, according to a senior Arab official in Cairo. A prewar agreement among Turkey, Iraq and Syria stipulates that Turkey must release a set amount of water into the Euphrates River below the Euphrates Dam. The official said the Syrians have made it clear that "they would suffer as much as the Iraqis if Turkey restricted the flow."
November 10, 1994 |
Shrugging off Arab anger downstream, Turkey opened the sluice gate of one of the world's biggest irrigation projects on Wednesday as it continued to pursue an ambitious goal of doubling its agricultural wealth. A huge spout of water flooded into a canal after President Suleyman Demirel pushed a button to release the first water from twin tunnels, watched by most of the Turkish government and 1,700 guests on the fertile but sunbaked Harran plain.
September 6, 1990 |
Cooking ideas surface in the most unexpected ways. This one came out of a casual conversation with a friend, who suggested poaching a turkey breast. It sounded like a good idea. After all, the white meat of turkey has a lot going for it. It is fairly inexpensive, low-calorie as well as low-cholesterol--a 3 1/2 ounce serving, without the skin, has only 115 calories and under 2 grams of fat. And it's about as versatile as any meat could be.
October 11, 1999 |
A medieval stone minaret rises beside the dusty, limestone hills of Turkey's southeast. It is a relic of a kingdom that once ruled the region, but it has become a flash point between the government and ethnic Kurds struggling to preserve their heritage. After surviving for hundreds of years, the minaret and parts of the nearby fortress of Hasankeyf may end up under water as Turkey builds a series of dams to irrigate parched cotton and tobacco fields.
March 14, 2011 |
Kids with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, are normally treated with behavioral therapy and stimulant medications. A new study suggests that a highly restricted diet can be just as effective at reducing symptoms in a majority of children with ADHD. Diet is not a routine consideration in diagnosing and treating ADHD in the U.S. or in Europe, where the study was done. Many doctors are open to the idea that certain foods might trigger ADHD symptoms in some kids, though they believe it's a relatively minor factor in most cases.