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Information and Dates on the 2nd Global Hasankeyf Action Day

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The Initiative to Keep Hasankeyf Alive (HYG) has called for the 2nd Global Hasankeyf Action Day on the 23rd of September 2017. On the day in many countries people will do different actions in order to protest the destructive Ilisu Dam and Hydroelectric Power Plant Project which threatens to flood the 12.000 years old town Hasankeyf and 136 km long the Tigris River in the Kurdistan Region of Turkey. Local and international campaigns could stop the Ilisu Project in the past twice the finance (2002 and 2009) and since its start in 2010 three timesthe construction. Hasankeyf has become to the symbol of the resistance against the Ilisu Project which would bring destruction to local people, nature and culture and only benefit for the Turkish government. Ilisu Project is a crime against humanity and nature! Read the rest of this entry »

(Türkçe) SU OLDUK AKIYOR!!!

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(Türkçe) Gelin Hasankeyf’e, herkes gelsin Hasankeyf’e!

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New report on the Ilisu Project

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On September 11, 2017 the Initiative to Keep Hasankeyf Alive has published a new report on the Ilisu Dam and Hydroelectric Project. It includes the general description and the current situation of the Ilisu Dam and Hydroelectric Powerplant Project. It gives the basics for interested people working politically on the Ilisu Project, one of the most controversial dams worldwide as it would lead to grave social, cultural and ecological impacts in a larger region. To download the report click the following link:

Ilisu-Report_HYG_2017-09-11

Call to “2nd Global Action Day” on 23rd September 2017!

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We call activists, social movements, NGO's and all others in the world to join the second global action day for the defense of Hasankeyf and the Tigris River on 23rd September 2017! It is under threat by the Ilisu Project; lets protest this one of most controversial dams in the world!

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The Guardian: Turkey’s 12,000-year-old Hasankeyf settlement faces obliteration

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Work on clearing site for the controversial Ilisu dam on Tigris river threatens collapse of ancient monument famed for thousands of manmade caves.

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PR: Rocks in Hasankeyf destroyed by explosives – Destruction enters new phase

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21.08.2017, Press Release
With the demolition of human formed rocks through explosives in Hasankeyf, the destruction of this 12.000 years old town at the Tigris River in the Kurdish Southeast of Turkey has entered a new phase. Hasankeyf, more than 300 archaeological sites, 136 km Tigris River stretch and 199 other settlements would be flooded if the construction of the Ilisu Dam – one of the most controversial dams worldwide – would be completed. The recent destruction documented by videos and pictures has drew ire from people and organizations from the region and all over Turkey.

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(Türkçe) Hasankeyf’teki kaya yıkımlarıyla ilgili haberler

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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:

Forest-Fires-Report_2015-10

Forest-Fires-Attachment_2015-10

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 »