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No.The syphon works by having the output end lower than the surface of the liquid at the input end.Try it with some tubing and a bucket of water.
If the turbine is in a cave filled with air, underwater. But then the turbine would stop when the cave filled with water and the cave would need pumping out.If your water source was a mountain lake and the turbine downhill it would work, but then it is easier to let the water drain out of the bottom of the lake. It's called hydroelectricity.
I suppose anybody who lives next to a river with the know how could easily supply themselves with enough electricity.
I know a few people have converted old mill wheels or built a small turbine in a stream, it can generate a very useful amount of electricity. Some combine it with a heat pump.