Category: Save the Tigris

Another Year Fighting Against Ilisu Dam
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Another Year Fighting Against Ilisu Dam

[:en]A Year Review of the Save the Tigris Campaign Johanna Rivera, 16 January 2014 For the last year, the Save the Tigris Campaign has been actively working to raise awareness about the negative impacts of Ilisu dam, one of 22 dams built in Turkey on the Tigris River. The campaign gathers organizations form Turkey, Iraq and...

Road blockade by inhabitants of Hasankeyf against Ilisu Dam
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Road blockade by inhabitants of Hasankeyf against Ilisu Dam

[:en] The Inhabitants of the antique city Hasankeyf have blocked the main road through their city in order to protest the Ilisu Dam Project and especially the resettlement process. The road connects the provincial capital Batman with the cities Midyat, Cizre and the Iraqi border and is intensively used. More than 500 people gathered on...

International Activists meet in Baghdad to Discuss Legal Strategies to Protect the Tigris River
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International Activists meet in Baghdad to Discuss Legal Strategies to Protect the Tigris River

[:en]Baghdad, 26 September 2013 Once the cradle of civilizations and agricultural haven, now Iraq’s land has dried significantly mostly due to man-made causes. For the past 20 years upstream dams in the Euphrates have reduced Iraq’s water income. Now the most important water lifeline in the country, the Tigris River, is being threatened by the...

Press Release: Include Ilisu dam on the Meeting Agenda with Turkish Opposition Leader
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Press Release: Include Ilisu dam on the Meeting Agenda with Turkish Opposition Leader

[:en] Include Ilisu dam on the Meeting Agenda with Turkish Opposition Leader Sulaymaniyah, Iraqi Kurdistan, 20 August 2013 Next week Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu is set to visit Baghdad. As the leader of the Republican People’s Party (CHP), the Turkish main opposition party, Mr. Kılıçdaroğlu is one of the most influential politicians in the Turkish opposition. His...

The World Heritage Committee will be meeting in Cambodia: Iraq is a member, but the Iraqi marshes are not in the agenda!
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The World Heritage Committee will be meeting in Cambodia: Iraq is a member, but the Iraqi marshes are not in the agenda!

[:en]Press Release: Open Letter on the submission of the Central Marshes to the World Heritage Committee To:  The Iraqi President Jalal Talabani, The Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki, and through him to all relevant government representatives and members of the Iraqi Parliament, The Speaker of the Council of Representatives of Iraq Osama Nejaifi, and through...

Renaissance Dam in Ethiopia and the Similar Turkish Case
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Renaissance Dam in Ethiopia and the Similar Turkish Case

[:en] By Ahmed az-Zoba`i Translation from Arabic by: Safaa Sheikh Hammed Original Arabic: http://www.iraqnewspaper.net/news.php?action=view&id=22010 “Egypt is the gift of the Nile,” says Herodotus. Egypt could have been part of the Great Arab Desert without the Nile. The same thing can be applied on the Tigris and Euphrates. These two rivers were responsible for the making of the alluvial plain and the fertile soil...