Turkey bets big on border water project

07/14/2008 | Bloomberg

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is betting that political stability will follow $15 billion worth of investment in irrigation projects that will calm his country's restive drought-struck Kurdish region along the Syrian border with a new prosperity. Erdogan hopes his plan will double Turkey's wheat and lentil harvests and create over 4 million jobs.

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