7+8th of May: Hasankeyf and Tigris Symposium

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Hasankeyf and Tigris Valley Symposium – Final Program

7 and 8 May 2016, Batman and Hasankeyf

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Final Declaration of 1st Ecology Conference (April 23-24, Wan)

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Final Declaration of the 1st Conference held on April 23-24, 2016, in Wan – North Kurdistan

On April 23 and 24, 2016, the Mesopotamian Ecology Movement (MEM) held its first conference in the city of Wan (Van). One hundred delegates participated, coming from the provinces Amed (Diyarbakir), Dîlok (Gaziantep), Riha (Sanliurfa), Merdîn, Muş, Wan, Elih (Batman), Siirt, Dersîm, and Bedlîs (Bitlis) in Turkey.

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PR: Hasankeyf Selected by Europa Nostra for 7 Most Endangered Program

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Press Release, 16 March 2016

The historic town of Hasankeyf, located on the Upper Tigris River in southeastern Turkey, has been selected as one of Europe’s “7 Most Endangered” heritage sites for 2016. The announcement, which noted that Hasankeyf is one of Europe’s most important archaeological sites, was made today in Venice by Europa Nostra, Europe’s leading heritage organization, and the European Investment Bank Institute. Read the rest of this entry »

Dams and democracy: has the last word been said on Hasankeyf?

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That modernization will provide a remedy to all ills is a founding Turkish Republican idea that has proven to be also the most resilient one.

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From the HDP to the government regarding ‘New Hasankeyf’

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The HDP, questioning the government about ‘New Hasankeyf,’ said, “If one evaluates Hasankeyf as a historical treasure it is still impossible to understand the choice to eliminate with a destructive dam project nature and heritage.

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ECHR accepts Hasankeyf trial as urgent case

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The European Court for Human Rights (ECHR) has accepted the trial on Hasankeyf as an urgent case. In 2006 five persons have applied to the ECHR and in 2015 the trial achieved its final round.

Signature Campaign for Right to Water

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The Water Right Campaign, based in Istanbul and also initiated by us, has started a turkeywide signature campaign for the right to water on the level of local authorities. For signature see: http://susuzyasanmaz.suhakki.org/

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Ancient city of Hasankeyf in Turkey among the 14 most endangered heritage sites in Europe

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The Hague / Luxembourg, 10 December 2015 – Europa Nostra, the leading
European heritage organisation, and the European Investment Bank
Institute announce today the 14 monuments and sites shortlisted for ‘The
7 Most Endangered’ programme 2016 by an international panel of experts
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(Türkçe) Hasankeyf’te restorasyon rezaleti

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(Türkçe) Miliyet: “Elde kalırsa dünyaya rezil oluruz”

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Report on Forest Fires

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Report on Forest Fires in North Kurdistan (South East Turkey)

12.10.2015

To the international public!

We would like to share a report on the forest fores which occured in North Kurdistan between July and September 2015. An international delegation, which has been established after our call, has investigated these fires which have torched more than 10.000 hectares of forest and additionally fruit and vegetable gardens in dozen of villages.

Here you can download the report and its attachment:

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Email contact: mehdiplo@riseup.net

Video: Tigris Valley Canyon

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The following video from the Tigris Valley around 10 km south of the Ilisu Dam site. It has been shooten in April 2015.

Press Statement by “Save the Tigris Campaign”, attending the Iraqi review by the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.

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The Threat of Ilisu Dam and the Failure of the Iraqi Government to Protect Iraqi’s Right to Water

CESCR'Iraq_Submission by Save Tigris Campaign

Geneva – September 28, 2015

Successive Iraqi governments have not used all available legal means and negotiation tools (in accordance with the international law) to protect Iraqi’s right to water. Read the rest of this entry »