Call: „Global Action Day for Hasankeyf and Sûr/Amed“, 28.4.2018

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Stop the destruction of Hasankeyf and Sûr!

We call upon all people and organizations to stand against the destruction of Hasankeyf and Sûr (old town of Amed/Diyarbakir) in North Kurdistan (Southeast of Turkey) in a global action day on April 28, 2018. Read the rest of this entry »

New Documentary on Hasankeyf: “Water’s Date of Death”

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The director Ali Argül has shot a new documentary on the Ilisu Dam Project and the 12.000 years old settlement site Hasankeyf. The 20 minutes film can be watched also with english, Spanish and German subititles. Here are the links for watching:

Original with Kurdish and Turkish subtitles: https://vimeo.com/239534068
English subtitles: https://vimeo.com/245294539
German subtitles: https://vimeo.com/251548911
Spanish subtitles: https://vimeo.com/254026719

NGOs charge Bresser with violating OECD Guidelines in its relocation of Hasankeyf‘s Zeynel Bey Tomb

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+++ The Initiative to Keep Hasankeyf Alive +++ Hasankeyf Matters +++ FIVAS – The Association for International Water Studies
The Initiative to Keep Hasankeyf Alive (HYG), Hasankeyf Matters (HKM) and the Association for International Water Studies, Norway (FIVAS), welcome the recently published Initial Assessment with great anticipation and hope for a constructive dialogue with Bresser. The Initial Assessment outlines the issues of the complaint for further discussion between Bresser and the plaintiffs, which may be facilitated by the Dutch National Contact Point (NCP). The National Contact Point is an independent body tasked with facilitating dialogue and mediation on implementation of the Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Read the rest of this entry »

Tigris River destroys temporary dam in Hasankeyf

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Floods in the Tigris River have broken the small length dam in Hasankeyf which has been built by the Ilisu consortia for the relocation of monuments and other “destruction” works in Hasankeyf. what a nice day!!!

See News in Turkish: https://www.cnnturk.com/turkiye/dicle-nehri-hasankeyfte-setleri-yikti-is-makinelerini-yuttu


(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)


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:



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

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 »

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 »

London: Demonstration at Unesco to Save Hasankeyf!

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Here is the report of the action in London on the Hasankeyf Global Action Day from the activists:

“Today (Monday) we gathered in London to demonstrate at the UK Commission for UNESCO’s office. We demonstrated in solidarity with our Kurdish friends as part of World Hasankeyf Day, which was yesterday. We chose to move our action to the Monday so that UNESCO’s office would be open.” For full report see link: https://kurdishsolidaritynetwork.wordpress.com/2015/09/21/save-hasankeyf-save-the-iraqi-marshes-stop-the-ilisu-dam-demonstration-at-the-uk-commission-for-unesco-monday-21-september/


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Call to join the Global Hasankeyf Action Day!

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The Mesopotamian Ecology Movement has called to join the planned action in Hasankeyf on the 20th of September. The 20th Sept. (the third Sunday in September) has been declared as the Global Hasankeyf Action Day this year by the Mesopotamian Ecology Movement and the Initiative to Keep Hasankeyf Alive. The action will start at 11 am at the bridge in Hasankeyf!


Call to a “Global Hasankeyf Action Day” on 20 September 2015!

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We call activists, social movements and NGO’s in the world to join an action day for the conservation of Hasankeyf and the Tigris River on 20th September 2015! Let’s protest together against the Ilisu Dam Project; one of most controversial ones in the world!  Read the rest of this entry »

Protest in UK: Protesters hang banner from bridge in Belper

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Derby Telegraph, 24.08.2015

A DEMONSTRATION is currently taking place outside the offices of Andritz Ltd in Belper, Derbyshire.

Activists have hung a banner from a bridge by the office.

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