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Turkey Finishes Longest Undersea Water Pipe to Aid North Cyprus

Turkey completed the world’s longest undersea water pipeline, part of a $538 million project to bring fresh water beneath the Mediterranean to northern Cyprus.

Construction of the 80-kilometer (50-mile) undersea section, suspended as much as 280 meters (919 feet) under water, was finished and tests are expected to start within two weeks, Turkey’s water management authority said on Friday. Other sections will be finished by year-end, it said.