Attack on Ilısu construction workers – Dam construction halted

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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.

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Answers to our questions only by candidates of HDP Batman

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“We will not allow you to build the Ilisu Dam!”

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Protest in Hasankeyf against unjust resettlement plans and Ilisu Dam

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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 »

(Türkçe) Birgün: Yeni Hasankeyf’te bekâra yer yok!

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Questions for the parliament candidates

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Today the Initiative to Keep Hasankeyf Alive has sent a catalogue of questions to the candidates of the four big political parties in five provinces (Batman, Siirt, Diyarbakir, Mardin and Sirnak) which would be affected by the destructive Ilisu Dam. The candidates have been requested to answer until the 2nd of June.

(Türkçe) Ilısu Projesinde son durum

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(Türkçe) Hasankeyf’e sahip çıkan mimarlar sicil vermeyecek

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Open Letter to Iraqi Government and Kurdistan Regional Government

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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 »

(Türkçe) SoL: AKP’nin Hasankeyf saldırısında yeni evre…

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Last pictures from Hasankeyf

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Here is a picture from Hasankeyf shooten on the 25th of April 2015. It shows the city from the hill above, in the background is “New-Hasankeyf” where the public buildings have been built already.

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(Türkçe) 123 korucu yemin etti, Ilısu Barajı’nda işbaşı yaptı

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PR: Ilisu Protest action in Dargecit hindered

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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.

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Ilisu Dam protest close to the dam site!

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Today more than 500 people have protested the destructive Ilisu Dam project in the town of Dargecit. The demonstrators aimed at protesting at the dam site, but were prevented by the police.

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Tunis WSF 2015: Declaration of the Global Convergence of Land and Water Struggles

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Rights to Water and Land, a Common Struggle

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Everybody is called to come to Ilisu on March 29

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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.