Category: Save the Tigris

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...

International Activists Block Ilısu Dam Construction Site
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International Activists Block Ilısu Dam Construction Site

[:en]Press Release: International Activists Block Ilisu Dam Construction Site Source: Damocracy Representative from the Save the Tigris Campaign  participated in the delegation May 21 2013, Turkey Representatives of dam-affected communities and international organizations from South America, the Middle East, Europe, the US, and Africa today blocked the entrance to the construction site of the Ilisu...

A common story between Chibayish and Hasankeyf
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A common story between Chibayish and Hasankeyf

[:en] By Nawras Al-Shabani Translated by Taif Alwachi One of the kids began drawing his portrait, and bestowed it with bright colors, childhood innocence, and the beauty of nature surrounding him. He made it a speaking portrait, especially after he wrote a phrase in Turkish at its center. I did not know it’s meaning until...

Global solidarity against water grabs by dams and mining projects
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Global solidarity against water grabs by dams and mining projects

[:en] These are highlights from our session at the World Social Forum in Tunis titled “Global Solidarity Against Water Grabs by Dam and Mining Projects.” We had interventions and case studies from people affected by dams in Turkey, Iraq, and India; and communities affected by mining in Mexico and Peru. Claudia Campero a local organizer...

Press Release: Open Letter sent to Andritz Company concerning its engagement in the construction of Ilisu Dam
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Press Release: Open Letter sent to Andritz Company concerning its engagement in the construction of Ilisu Dam

[:en] Press Release: Open Letter sent to Andritz Company concerning its engagement in the construction of  Ilisu Dam 22 March 2013 On occasion of Andritz’s Annual General Meeting which is also the World Water Day, Save the Tigris campaign, a coalition of nongovernmental organizations from Iraq, Iran, Turkey sent a letter to Andritz’s CEO Wolfgang...

Press Release: Save the Tigris Campaign Participates in the International Day of Action Against Dams and For Rivers, Water and Life
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Press Release: Save the Tigris Campaign Participates in the International Day of Action Against Dams and For Rivers, Water and Life

[:en]The People of Iraq Campaign to Save the Tigris announces its support to the global mobilization that took place on the framework of the International Day of Action Against Dams and Rivers, Water and Life yesterday March 14th. People will gather in Muthanabi street, a popular street in downtown Baghdad at 10 am to raise...

Ilisu Dam halted by Turkish Court
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Ilisu Dam halted by Turkish Court

[:en] Save the Tigris Campaign welcomes the ruling of the Turkish State Council against the construction of the Ilisu dam project. This is a victory for those working against the construction of the dam and the local communities in Turkey and Iraq that are under threat of this project. We call upon the international community and...