Call to the Mesopotamian Water Forum

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We are very happy to announce the first civil society forum on water in the Middle East: the Mesopotamian Water Forum! The Mesopotamian Water Forum will be held between March 29-31, 2019 in Silemani (Sulaymaniyah) in South (Iraqi) Kurdistan and organized by civil society actors from the states of Iraq, Iran, Turkey and Syria.

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Documentary on Hasankeyf in German TV ARD

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The first TV channel in Germany ARD has published a good documentary on Hasankeyf. Its in German and can be watched at:

https://www.daserste.de/information/politik-weltgeschehen/europamagazin/videos/tuerkei-hasankeyf-staudamm-video-100.html

Bresser’s conduct in last year’s relocation of the Zeynel Bey Tomb did not comply with OECD Guidelines

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*** The Initiative to Keep Hasankeyf Alive *** Hasankeyf Matters *** FIVAS – The Association for International Water Studies ***

Press Release, 20 August 2018

Summary

The Dutch NCP for the OECD Guidelines has concluded that Bresser, a small to medium-size Dutch enterprise, has not fully met the expectations and satisfied the due diligence criteria of the OECD Guidelines.” in the project to relocate the Zeynel Bey Tomb, in Hasankeyf, in Southeastern Turkey. The tomb is a late-15th-century monument of extraordinary cultural value and a symbol of the rich cultural heritage of the region. Its relocation impacts the human right to culture of the affected people. Companies of all sizes are expected to consider and minimize the potential impact of their activities on human rights.

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The Artuklu Bath has also “relocated” – media news

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ARTI GERÇEK, 6.8.2018:

Link: https://www.artigercek.com/haberler/650-yillik-artuklu-hamami-tasiniyor

1500 Tonluk Tarihi Hamam Taşındı

Ilısu Barajı altında kalacak olan Hasankeyf ilçesinde bulunan Artuklu Hamamı, Hasankeyf Yeni Kültürel Park Alanı’na taşındı. Daha önce de Zeynel Bey Türbesi taşınmıştı. Read the rest of this entry »

Impoundment of Ilisu Dam Reservoir has not yet started – Drought in Iraq has other reasons

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Initiative to Keep Hasankeyf Alive +++ Hasankeyf Matters

Press statement, 11.06.2018

On June 1, 2018 news began to circulate that the impoundment of the reservoir of the controversial Ilisu Dam on the Tigris River in the Kurdish Southeast of the Republic of Turkey had started. The Turkish State Water Works (DSI) announced that with the closing of the first valves of the three diversion tunnels the filling of the reservoir had begun. This development overlapped with urgent news from Iraq, where the Tigris River had fallen to historically low levels. This situation has resulted in discussions that have become even more urgent in Iraq than discussion of the recent elections.Hasankeyf-Action_2017-09-23_4 Read the rest of this entry »

Open Letter to UK Prime Minister Theresa May

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by: Mesopotamian Ecology Movement +++ Initiative to Keep Hasankeyf Alive +++ The Corner House +++ Peace in Kurdistan Campaign

to:Rt Hon. Theresa May MP

Prime Minister

10 Downing Street, London, SW1A 2AA

The Ilisu Dam and Turkey’s use of water as a weapon of war

April 28, 2018

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Pictures from Global Actionday for Hasankeyf and Sur

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Here come pictures from the Global Action Day for Hasankeyf and Sur on April 28, 2018

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In 30 cities actions for Hasankeyf and Sur

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+++ Plattform Nein zur Zerstörun von Sur +++ Istanbul Sur Solidaritätsplattform +++ Ökologiebewegung Mesopotamiens +++ Initiative zur Rettung von Hasankeyf +++ Rat Munzur soll frei fließen +++

Diyarbakir (Amed), 28.04.2018

Knapp 30 Städte weltweit beteiligen sich am Globalen Aktionstag für Sur und Hasankeyf am 28. April 2018

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Call for Global Sur and Hasankeyf Action Day

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THE PLATFORM AGAINST THE DESTRUCTION OF SUR +++ MESOPOTAMIA ECOLOGY MOVEMENT +++ İSTANBUL SUR SOLIDARITY PLATFORM +++ HASANKEYF INITIATIVE +++ LET MUNZUR FLOW FREELY ASSEMBLY

TO THE PRESS AND PUBLIC!

Call for Global Sur and Hasankeyf Action Day

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Ecology Union founded

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On April 16, 2018 in several cities at the same time the foundation of the “Ecology Union” has been done. After months of preparations 56 organization all over from the Republic of Turkey agreed on principles and coordination for common objectives.

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DW report: Facing eviction, merchants decry Turkey dam project

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A dam nearing completion in southeast Turkey will soon displace residents of an ancient settlement, but many of them will be ineligible for relocation and have been given nowhere to go, reports Diego Cupolo.

Deutsche Welle (DW), 10.04.2018, link: http://www.dw.com/en/facing-eviction-merchants-decry-turkey-dam-project/a-43318344

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Open letter to DSI: Forced eviction of Hasankeyf merchants would violate the universal right to work

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*** The Initiative to Keep Hasankeyf Alive *** Hasankeyf Matters *** Fivas – The Association for International Water Studies *** The Corner House *** Riverwatch ***

OPEN LETTER

RE: Forced eviction of Hasankeyf merchants would violate the universal right to work
5 March 2018

To:
Mr. Murat Acu, General Director, State Hydraulic Works (DSI)

Mr. Ali Naci Kösalı, Region 16 Director, State Hydraulic Works (DSI)

Mr. Şehmus Erkan Dursun, Hasankeyf Branch Director, State Hydraulic Works (DSI)

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(Türkçe) Basın Açıklaması: Hasankeyf boşaltılmak isteniyor!

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