The destruction of Hasankeyf centre (touristic street) has started!
Images from the first day of destruction of Hasankeyf city centre. 4.11.2019
Hasankeyf Exhibition in Helsinki
(Türkçe) Hasankeyfli Olçay: Anılarım bahçemde kaldı
Call: Lets act now for Hasankeyf and the Tigris Valley!
The Turkish government aims to destroy the 12,000 year old town Hasankeyf and the entire Tigris Valley through the Ilisu Dam project, which only has an economic lifespan of 50 years. We would like to borrow the sentence of a Roman poet “De te fabula narratur” (What is told is your story) and transform it into “What is set to be destroyed is your history”. A site where you can find the footprints of many people of this world is threatened with extinction. The cry rising from Hasankeyf and the Tigris Valley is growing daily.
Art performance at the entrance of UNESCO Center in Paris:
Save 12,000 years old Hasankeyf!
Artists of the Paris based group ‘Compagnie bien à vous Armanc Kerborani’ do an urgent call to the planned destruction of the 12.000 years old city of Hasankeyf at the Tigris River in the Kurdistan region of Turkey. Today at 2 pm the members of the group, which painted their bodies, gathered at the entrance of the UNESCO center in Paris. One of the member chained itself to the gates of the UNESCO building. They called the UNESCO to act for Hasankeyf which is magnificient and outstanding cultural and natural heritage of this world!
In order to see the video and pictures of the art performance in Paris see facebook page of Juan-Golan Elibeg: https://www.facebook.com/akdogan.juanMore later also at: www.hasankeyfgirisimi.net
28.09.2019: Concert in Istanbul for Hasankeyf and Tigris River
On the 28.09.2019 there will be organized a cultural event in Istanbul for Hasankeyf and Tigris River. It starts at 5 pm with theatre, exhibitions and stalls and continues at 7 pm with a concert. The singers of the concert will be Ali Doğan Gönültaş, Ayfer Düzdaş, Cem Erdost İleri, Defjen, Merih Aşkın, Metin Kahraman, Taylan Yıldız, Ümit Taşkıran and others. Location is Yoğurtçu Park, Kadıköy, Istanbul.
New images from the Ilisu Dam site and satellite images
Below you can find new (dated on 23.09.2019) images from the Ilisu Dam site which shows the growing dam reservoir. Below you can find also new satellite images from the dam affected region. The destruction by the Ilisu Dam continues to grow what we never accept. It is still not too late for Hasankeyf and the Tigris River!
(Türkçe) Hasankeyf’in ‘kayıp hafızası’ bulundu
Global voices have sung, painted, played and spoken for Hasankeyf and Tigris!
Press Statement, 16.09.2019
On 14th September 2019 many people from Turkey, Europe and other countries have joined the Global Action Day “Sing, play, paint or do something for Hasankeyf”. Once more they all stated “It is not too late for Hasankeyf” and stood with performances and actions for saving Hasankeyf and the Tigris River which are threatened by the controversial Ilisu Dam Project.
Images and Videos from the Global Action Day “Do, sing, play for Hasankeyf” on 14.09.2019
Here are selected images and videos from the action day:
(Türkçe) CHP heyeti Hasankeyf’te: ‘Tarihin siyasi partisi yoktur’
Ilisu Dam Reservoir grows according to new satellite images
Satellite images from 7.9.19 show that the Ilisu Dam Reservoir is growing. It affects already one third of the planned Tigris River stretch to be flooded. At least 20 villages have been flooded. If this continues the dam reservior will achieve soon Hasankeyf and will increase the ecological, social and cultural destruction. The struggle against this project of destruction, exploitation and hegemony continues. We call on everybody to join the Global Hasankeyf Action Day on 14th September!
Ilısu Dam body area
New report on Ilisu Project and Hasankeyf in Turkish published
A comprehensive on the Ilisu Dam and Hydroelectric Power Plant Project, one of the most controversial dam projects worldwide, has been published by the Hasankeyf Coordination (Initiative to Keep Hasankeyf Alive is part of it) has been published in Turkish language.
Access to the report in pdf format: Ilisu_Rapor_2019-08
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