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The relocation of Zeynel Bey Tomb in Radio

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The relocation of the historical Zeynel Bey Tomb in Hasankeyf implemented on May 12, 2017, has been discussed in the Istanbul based “Acik Radio”. Program is in Turkish. Link: http://www.suhakki.org/2017/05/su-hakkinda-650-senelik-zeynel-bey-turbesinin-ilisu-baraji-icin-yerinden-edilmesini-konustuk/#.WRynk0ekKV5

Relocation of Zeynel Bey Tomb has started – Struggle continues

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This morning the planned relocation of the Zeynel Bey Tomb has started. Unfortunately our concerns and critic has not been taken into account. This step is a clear disrespectfulness and a crime against history and cultural heritage. We will follow up this case with all legal and democratic means. Further we will thematize the covering of the historical bridge pillars.

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Statement on Arrest of National Geographic Photographer Mathias Depardon and the Imminent Move of the Zeynel Bey Tomb

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Yesterday local sources reported that the Zeynel Bey Tomb in Hasankeyf, which has been encased in a concrete foundation, has now been lifted from its original foundation. According to local reports, the tomb will be moved tomorrow (Friday) without advance notification to the press. At the time of writing, the DSI (the State Hydraulic Works), which is responsible for the Ilisu Dam Project, has not announced the move on its web site.

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Open Letter to Bresser: Failed test run – Stop relocation of Zeynel Bey Tomb!

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+++ Initiative to Keep Hasankeyf Alive +++ Hasankeyf Matters +++ Mesopotamian Ecology Movement +++ Save the Tigris and Iraqi Marshes Campaign +++ Humat Dijla, Baghdad +++

Failed test run shows impossibility of relocation of Zeynel Bey Tomb in Hasankeyf!

Stop the relocation project!

 Ilısu Barajı'nın tamamlanması durumunda su altında kalacak 650 yıllık Zeynel Bey Türbesi'nin, Hasankeyf Yeni Kültürel Park Alanı'na taşınması için güzergah yolunun asfaltlama çalışmaları sona erdi.  ( Hasankeyf Kaymakamlığı - Anadolu Ajansı )

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Call Dutch company Bresser to stop the relocation of Zeynel Bey Tomb!

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In the following days the highly controversial relocation of the Zeynel Bey Tomb in Hasankeyf could be started. This would lead to the start of the irreparable destruction of the cultural heritage of 12.000 years old town Hasankeyf and a large part of the Tigris valley in the mainly Kurdish Southeast of Turkey!

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Open Letter to Bresser Eurasia and Er-Bu İnşaat

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+++ Initiative to Keep Hasankeyf Alive, Turkey +++ Mesopotamian Ecology Movement, Turkey +++ Hasankeyf Matters, Turkey +++ Save the Tigris and Iraqi Marshes Campaign, Iraq +++ Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative, Iraq +++ Zeynel-Bey_2017-03

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Current developments in the Ilisu Dam project in Turkey

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Initiative to Keep Hasankeyf Alive, End of December 2016

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Zeynel Bey Tomb relocation – Int’l Open letter to 2 European Companies

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Open letter to:
1) Bresser Eurasia BV.
Viltweg 1p, P.O. Box 5231, 3295 ZJ ’s-Gravendeel, The Netherlands
2) Korres Engineering
9 Varnali Str., Melissia 151 27, Athens, Greece

Request to withdraw from the relocation of the Zeynel Bey Tomb in
Hasankeyf/Turkey
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New York Times: Turkish Dam Project Threatens Thousands of Years of History

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New York Times, Set. 2016; ISTANBUL — For five generations, Firat Argun’s family has lived in Hasankeyf, an ancient town on the Tigris River in southeast Turkey where he runs a small bed-and-breakfast with a well-appointed garden.

“I have everything in my garden,” he said recently. “I have already found my heaven.”

But his little heaven will soon be lost.

Further text:

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/02/world/europe/turkey-hasankeyf-ilisu-dam.html?smid=fb-share&_r=0

(Türkçe) Unesco Genel Kurulunda Diyarbakir’i tartismadi

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Call for an international delegation on forest fires!

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Since June 2016 in several provinces of North (Turkish) Kurdistan the forests are burning again. These forest fires are in areas where shortly beforehand the governors – appointed by the central Turkish government – have declared no-go zones for the population and military operations are conducted. We call on all activists and organizations in Turkey and abroad to join a delegation on these spreading forest fires! Read the rest of this entry »

Save the date: Counterforum to UNESCO-WHC session, July 16-17, 2016, Istanbul.

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We would like to inform you in advance that a “counterforum” on ecological and cultural heritage will be held on July 16-17, 2016, in Istanbul. It will be organized by the “Ecology Council” on the occasion of the 40th Session of the World Heritage Committee (WHC) of the UNESCO which will be held in Istanbul between July 10 and 20, 2016. The “Ecology Council” consists of more than over 40 organizations – we are among them – and works on issues related to ecological destruction and exploitation from all over the Republic of Turkey. Read the rest of this entry »

Call for Action to Protect the Marshlands of Mesopotamia!

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Statement by the Save the Tigris and the Iraqi Marshes Campaign – June 9, 2016

We demand transparency from the Iraqi government and UNESCO-Iraq regarding a possible inclusion of the Iraqi Marshes for the World Heritage List.

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