Türkiye will continue to protect all of its water resources, which are the “most strategic asset” of the next century, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday.
“We will continue to work hard to protect our water resources, the most strategic asset of the next century,” Erdogan said in a tweet to mark World Water Day.
Observed annually on March 22 since 1993, the day focuses on the importance of water management, raising awareness about the 2.2 billion people living without access to safe water, and the need for action to tackle a global water crisis.
In her message, first lady Emine Erdogan said Türkiye faces the effects of climate change and its painful consequences like all other countries.
“Every disaster we experience, unfortunately, reminds us of the value and importance of water, our source of life,” she said on Twitter.
“I believe that we will continue our fight against climate change stronger than yesterday,” she added, stressing the need to protect and preserve nature for future generations.