Bresser’s conduct in last year’s relocation of the Zeynel Bey Tomb did not comply with OECD Guidelines
*** The Initiative to Keep Hasankeyf Alive *** Hasankeyf Matters *** FIVAS – The Association for International Water Studies ***
Press Release, 20 August 2018
The Dutch NCP for the OECD Guidelines has concluded that Bresser, a small to medium-size Dutch enterprise, has not fully met the expectations and satisfied the due diligence criteria of the OECD Guidelines.” in the project to relocate the Zeynel Bey Tomb, in Hasankeyf, in Southeastern Turkey. The tomb is a late-15th-century monument of extraordinary cultural value and a symbol of the rich cultural heritage of the region. Its relocation impacts the human right to culture of the affected people. Companies of all sizes are expected to consider and minimize the potential impact of their activities on human rights.
ARTI GERÇEK, 6.8.2018:
See article of the Financial Times on the Ilisu Project from July 4, 2018:
THE PLATFORM AGAINST THE DESTRUCTION OF SUR +++ MESOPOTAMIA ECOLOGY MOVEMENT +++ İSTANBUL SUR SOLIDARITY PLATFORM +++ HASANKEYF INITIATIVE +++ LET MUNZUR FLOW FREELY ASSEMBLY
TO THE PRESS AND PUBLIC!
Call for Global Sur and Hasankeyf Action Day
On April 16, 2018 in several cities at the same time the foundation of the “Ecology Union” has been done. After months of preparations 56 organization all over from the Republic of Turkey agreed on principles and coordination for common objectives.
Safeguarding Hoor al-Azim Lagoon
Stop Land Degradation in Western Iran
+++ Mesopotamian Ecology Movement (MEH) +++
Report on Forest Fires in North Kurdistan (South East Turkey)
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:
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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 »