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Turkey’s Other Weapon Against the Kurds: Water
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Turkey’s Other Weapon Against the Kurds: Water

By Alexandra Marvar – The Nation, 11 November 2019 In times of conflict, war, and climate change, hydropower is state power Since the early 2000s, a massive hydropower project in southeastern Turkey has been mired in controversy, moving forward in fits and starts. But as of this past July, construction is finally complete. As the...

Stop the Filling of the Ilisu Dam!
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Stop the Filling of the Ilisu Dam!

Stop the filling of the Ilisu Dam! Statement by Save the Tigris Campaign, 29 July 2019 Despite strong domestic and international opposition, the Turkish government has commenced filling the reservoir of the controversial Ilisu Dam on the Tigris River in the Kurdish Southeast of Turkey without giving any official warning to those still living in...

Filling of Ilisu Dam has started!
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Filling of Ilisu Dam has started!

+++ Initiative to Keep Hasankeyf Alive +++ Mesopotamia Ecology Movement +++ Filling of Ilisu Dam has started! Come join the resistance with the Hasankeyf Watch! The Turkish government has started filling the controversial Ilisu Dam Reservoir on the Tigris River in the Kurdish Southeast of Turkey. We call on all people and organizations to stand...

Qamishlo Activists in Syria Learn About Regional Water Security
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Qamishlo Activists in Syria Learn About Regional Water Security

Following years of neglect under the Assad regime and the struggle against Daesh, North-East Syria continues to be plagued by water scarcity. Overconsumption from the Turkish side of the border has reduced supplies to the area. Since agriculture is the main source of income for the local population, they rely heavily on water. In addition,...

A Message on Ilisu Dam From Iraqi Civil Society to the Turkish Government
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A Message on Ilisu Dam From Iraqi Civil Society to the Turkish Government

Humat Dijlah Association (Tigris River Protectors) – the Iraqi partner for Save the Tigris Campaign – and a wide range of Iraqi civil society organizations, movements, and individuals (signed below) address the Turkish Government to abandon the decision to flood the Ilisu Dam because of the serious environmental effects that will affect directly on Iraq....

New Report to the World Heritage Committee: International Action Needed to Halt Dams and Save Marshes
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New Report to the World Heritage Committee: International Action Needed to Halt Dams and Save Marshes

A new report compiled by Save the Tigris member Rivers without Boundaries and World Heritage Watch, a draft of which was presented by civil society during the World Hydropower Congress, is an indictment of global conventional hydropower construction. As the title Heritage Dammed suggests, the report sets its sights on ecological sites on the UNESCO...

It‘s Not too Late to Save Hasankeyf and Tigris River! No Filling of the Ilisu Dam Reservoir!
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It‘s Not too Late to Save Hasankeyf and Tigris River! No Filling of the Ilisu Dam Reservoir!

+++ International Urgent Call to Turkish Government and International Public +++ It‘s not too late to Save Hasankeyf and Tigris River! No filling of the Ilisu Dam Reservoir! For 12.000 years, Hasankeyf in the Southeast of Turkey has been a site of uninterrupted human settlement. With the labour of dozen of cultures this outstanding universal...