Drought in Iraq and Syria could totally collapse food system for millions

Unprecedented drought — driven by climate change and exacerbated by upstream irrigation — is wreaking havoc on some of the world’s oldest river-fed farmlands in Iraq and Syria.

In Syria, the drought is the worst in 70 years — a crisis even more severe than the 2006–2009 drought that occurred in the years before the Syrian Civil War, a coalition of aid groups warned in August.

In Iraq, they said this summer was the second-driest season in 40 years.

Does Turkey really has nothing to do with this drought?