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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 »

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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(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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+++ Mesopotamian Ecology Movement (MEH) +++

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

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

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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 »

Great Actions – “Global Hasankeyf Action Day”

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On the Global Hasankeyf Action Day in Hasankeyf and several cities hundreds of people have demonstrated against the expected destruction through the Ilisu Dam on the Tigris and for Hasankeyf.Hasankeyf-Action_2 Read the rest of this entry »