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 »
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.
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 »