Category: Save the Tigris

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...

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...