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The Iraqi Minister of Water Resources comments on Ilisu Dam – a positive or negative development?
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The Iraqi Minister of Water Resources comments on Ilisu Dam – a positive or negative development?

[:en]By Ismaeel Dawood Statements issued by government officials, especially ministers, are considered as evidence of significant positions of their countries on sensitive issues. Governments in general are very careful to release any statement that may harm its own interests. Paradoxically there is a long history of statements by government representatives against their own countries’ rights,...

Open Letter to Bresser Eurasia and Er-Bu İnşaat
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Open Letter to Bresser Eurasia and Er-Bu İnşaat

[:en]+++ Initiative to Keep Hasankeyf Alive, Turkey +++ Mesopotamian Ecology Movement, Turkey +++ Hasankeyf Matters, Turkey +++ Save the Tigris and Iraqi Marshes Campaign, Iraq +++ Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative, Iraq +++ Humat Dijla, Iraq+++ Movement for the Protection of Aracthos River, Greece +++ Ecological collective of Irakleio, Greece +++ Friends of the Earth, Greece...

Current developments in the Ilisu Dam project in Turkey
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Current developments in the Ilisu Dam project in Turkey

[:en] By Ercan Ayboga, December 2016 The construction of the Ilisu Dam and HEPP (Hydro-Electric Projects) still continues, currently with an unknown number of workers (probably hundreds). According to a 26 November 2016 statement of Ali Fuat Eker, director of the 16th region of the DSI (State Water Works), 85 % of the project has...

Open letter: Request to withdraw from the relocation of the Zeynel Bey Tomb in Hasankeyf/Turkey
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Open letter: Request to withdraw from the relocation of the Zeynel Bey Tomb in Hasankeyf/Turkey

[:en]+++ Initiative to Keep Hasankeyf Alive, Turkey +++ Mesopotamian Ecology Movement, Turkey +++ Hasankeyf Matters, Turkey +++ Save the Tigris and Iraqi Marshes Campaign, Iraq +++ Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative, Iraq +++ Movement for the Protection of Aracthos River, Greece +++ Ecological collective of Irakleio, Greece +++ Friends of the Earth, Greece +++ Cultural...

A Great Achievement After 4 years of Campaigning: The Marshes of Iraq Inscribed as UNESCO World Heritage
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A Great Achievement After 4 years of Campaigning: The Marshes of Iraq Inscribed as UNESCO World Heritage

[:en]Statement by the Save the Tigris and Iraqi Marshes Campaign 20 July, 2016 Congratulations to the Iraqi people and everyone involved in the preservation of the world heritage and culture of Mesopotamia, for the Iraqi Marshes have been officially named UNESCO World Heritage. Its inclusion was approved in the afternoon of the 40th session of...

Iraq’s Water Resources are Not for Sale
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Iraq’s Water Resources are Not for Sale

[:en] Recently a post was published on Facebook by Dr. Hasan-Al-Janaby, an Iraqi academic and expert on water issues, in which he expresses his view of Iraq’s relationship with Turkey over the region’s water resources, and the dangers posed by Ilisu and other large dams: The post was written in response to a publication by...

Hasankeyf Selected by Europa Nostra for 7 Most Endangered Program
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Hasankeyf Selected by Europa Nostra for 7 Most Endangered Program

[:en]Initiative to Keep Hasankeyf Alive, 16 March 2016 The historic town of Hasankeyf, located on the Upper Tigris River in southeastern Turkey, has been selected as one of Europe’s “7 Most Endangered” heritage sites for 2016. The announcement, which noted that Hasankeyf is one of Europe’s most important archaeological sites, was made today in Venice...

The Threat of Ilisu Dam and the Failure of the Iraqi Government to Protect Iraqi’s Right to Water
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The Threat of Ilisu Dam and the Failure of the Iraqi Government to Protect Iraqi’s Right to Water

[:en] Press Statement by “Save the Tigris and Iraqi Marshes Campaign”, attending the Iraqi review by the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. Geneva, 28 October 2015 Successive Iraqi governments have not used all available legal means and negotiation tools (in accordance with the international law) to protect Iraqi’s right to water. Since...