Press Statement by “Save the Tigris Campaign”, attending the Iraqi review by the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.
The Threat of Ilisu Dam and the Failure of the Iraqi Government to Protect Iraqi’s Right to Water
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 »
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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/
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!
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 »
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.
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.