Press Release, 28.06.2015
Today an action has been done in front of the annual conference opening of the World Heritage Committee (WHC) of UNESCO in Bonn/Germany. The participants demanded to list Hasankeyf (Turkish-Kurdistan) and the Iraqi Marshes on the World Heritage List and to stop the Ilisu Dam at the Tigris River.
On the occasion of the thirty-ninth session of the World Heritage Committee, in the city of Bonn – Germany for the period from June 28 until July 7 of 2015
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See news in Turkish in the local newspaper ‘Batman Çağdaş': http://www.batmancagdas.com/gundem/hasankeyfte-tarihi-mabet-h40628.html
Press Release, 21 Haziran 2015
Following a series of events including dismals, an armed assault, injuries and arson, workers have left the Ilisu Dam and Hydroelectric Power Plant construction site, thus bringing work to a halt.
Protest in Hasankeyf against unjust resettlement plans and Ilisu Dam
On Sunday, the 31st May 2015, the Initiative to Keep Hasankeyf Alive has organized a protest meeting in Hasankeyf against a new declaration about the resettlement of the inhabitants in the town Hasankeyf, published on May 5. Five days before a lawsuit has been initiated by two inhabitants of Hasankeyf against this declaration at the Batman Administrative Court. Read the rest of this entry »
Save the Tigris and Iraqi Marshes Campaign: Press Release, 12.05.2015
Iraq faces a growing water emergency. Frequent water shortages, due to chronic mismanagement, have intensified into a complex crisis. Daesh is using Iraq’s water supply to pressure local communities. Read the rest of this entry »
A protest action against the Ilisu Dam in the town of Dargecit (Kerboran) is confronted with repression. The youth of DBP (Democratic Regions Party) has started this protest on the 13th of April 2015 in order to raise attention against the ongoing construction of the Ilisu Dam.
Rights to Water and Land, a Common Struggle
Dakar to Tunis: Declaration of the Global Convergence of Land and Water Struggles (Tunis, 28 March 2015) Read the rest of this entry »
We will organize a protest action at the Ilisu Dam Site on the 29th of March. Everybody is invited to join us in order to protest the destructive Ilisu Dam Project.
A group of DBP youth marched from Batman to Hasankeyf in order to protest the Ilisu Dam and for the rescuing of Hasankeyf.
The march started in front of the municipality of Batman. The protestors argued that their aim is to defend the water, land, energy and culture of the region against profit and repression.
For Immediate Release
Thursday, 30th January 2014, Baghdad, Iraq
The international coalition of the “Save the Tigris and the Iraqi Marshes Campaign” welcomes the achievement accomplished by the national Iraqi team for the nomination of the Iraqi marshes to the World Heritage Committee, according to the 1972 World Heritage Convention.