Information and Dates on the 2nd Global Hasankeyf Action Day

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The Initiative to Keep Hasankeyf Alive (HYG) has called for the 2nd Global Hasankeyf Action Day on the 23rd of September 2017. On the day in many countries people will do different actions in order to protest the destructive Ilisu Dam and Hydroelectric Power Plant Project which threatens to flood the 12.000 years old town Hasankeyf and 136 km long the Tigris River in the Kurdistan Region of Turkey. Local and international campaigns could stop the Ilisu Project in the past twice the finance (2002 and 2009) and since its start in 2010 three timesthe construction. Hasankeyf has become to the symbol of the resistance against the Ilisu Project which would bring destruction to local people, nature and culture and only benefit for the Turkish government. Ilisu Project is a crime against humanity and nature! Read the rest of this entry »

(Türkçe) SU OLDUK AKIYOR!!!

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(Türkçe) Gelin Hasankeyf’e, herkes gelsin Hasankeyf’e!

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New report on the Ilisu Project

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On September 11, 2017 the Initiative to Keep Hasankeyf Alive has published a new report on the Ilisu Dam and Hydroelectric Project. It includes the general description and the current situation of the Ilisu Dam and Hydroelectric Powerplant Project. It gives the basics for interested people working politically on the Ilisu Project, one of the most controversial dams worldwide as it would lead to grave social, cultural and ecological impacts in a larger region. To download the report click the following link:

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Call to “2nd Global Action Day” on 23rd September 2017!

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We call activists, social movements, NGO's and all others in the world to join the second global action day for the defense of Hasankeyf and the Tigris River on 23rd September 2017! It is under threat by the Ilisu Project; lets protest this one of most controversial dams in the world!

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The Guardian: Turkey’s 12,000-year-old Hasankeyf settlement faces obliteration

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Work on clearing site for the controversial Ilisu dam on Tigris river threatens collapse of ancient monument famed for thousands of manmade caves.

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PR: Rocks in Hasankeyf destroyed by explosives – Destruction enters new phase

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21.08.2017, Press Release
With the demolition of human formed rocks through explosives in Hasankeyf, the destruction of this 12.000 years old town at the Tigris River in the Kurdish Southeast of Turkey has entered a new phase. Hasankeyf, more than 300 archaeological sites, 136 km Tigris River stretch and 199 other settlements would be flooded if the construction of the Ilisu Dam – one of the most controversial dams worldwide – would be completed. The recent destruction documented by videos and pictures has drew ire from people and organizations from the region and all over Turkey.

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(Türkçe) Hasankeyf’teki kaya yıkımlarıyla ilgili haberler

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PR: Rocks under destruction in Hasankeyf

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(Türkçe) Cumhuriyet gazetesi: Hasankeyf’te son yaz

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Europa Nostra statement on endangered heritage site of Hasankeyf

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The Hague, 29 June 2017 –  The Board of Europa Nostra, the leading heritage organisation in Europe, made a statement about the Ancient city of Hasankeyf and its surroundings in Turkey, listed among the 7 Most Endangered heritage sites in Europe in 2016, following a nomination by the Cultural Awareness Foundation. In their statement, the Board of Europa Nostra deeply deplores the decision of the Turkish government to build a dam that would lead to the flooding of a site of world significance, without proper and transparent justification and without adequate compensation measures. In particular, the Board regrets that the removal of the Zeynel Bay Tomb has been carried out with insufficient consultation with the local and scholarly communities and that other Islamic monuments of great significance remain highly endangered. The Board of Europa Nostra urges the Turkish authorities to adhere to the standards of heritage protection that are included in the European Conventions and to set up a proper consultation process with local communities and civil society organisations concerned in an open and transparent manner.
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Protest against Dutch company Bresser at its headquarter: Withdraw from relocation of monuments in Hasankeyf

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Today, several dozen people from Dutch, German, Iraqi, Iranian, British and Turkish civil society organisations are protesting at the headquarter of the Dutch company Bresser in s-Gravendeel, near Rotterdam. Bresser, which specializes in the relocation of buildings and monuments, is currently moving historical monuments of the town of Hasankeyf, located in the mainly Kurdish populated South East of Turkey. The relocation is part of the highly controversial Ilisu dam project and we demand from Bresser to put an immediate stop to the relocation of the cultural sites.

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