The distribution policy for the 75 million cubic meters of water that annually come from Turkey to the TRNC is failing.
The problem is that farms still do not have access to the water because, despite a one-year transitional arrangement that Turkey would supply the water to the Gecitkoy reservoir and local authorities would provide the infrastructure and distribute the water, not all regions have access to the water yet. Since the start of 2017, local authorities have given permission to sink 14 new wells, mainly in the Guzelyurt region.
Meanwhile, there are concerns about how the additional wells will affect underground water resources.
At the moment there are 14,688 wells in the TRNC, most of which are privately owned. Out of these, 428 are state-owned.