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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...

Save Hasankeyf, Save the Iraqi Marshes, Stop Ilisu Dam: Demonstration at the UK Commission for UNESCO
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Save Hasankeyf, Save the Iraqi Marshes, Stop Ilisu Dam: Demonstration at the UK Commission for UNESCO

[:en] 21 September 2015, KURDISHSOLIDARITYNET Today (Monday) we gathered in London to demonstrate at the UK Commission for UNESCO’s office. We demonstrated in solidarity with our Kurdish friends as part of World Hasankeyf Day, which was yesterday. We chose to move our action to the Monday so that UNESCO’s office would be open. Our message...

Great Actions in the Framework of the “Global Hasankeyf Action Day”
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Great Actions in the Framework of the “Global Hasankeyf Action Day”

[:en] 20 September, 2015 On the Global Hasankeyf Action Day in Hasankeyf and several cities hundreds of people have demonstrated against the expected destruction through the Ilisu Dam on the Tigris and for Hasankeyf. HASANKEYF: The biggest action was done in the 12.000 years old town of Hasankeyf at the Tigris River in Turkish Kurdistan today. Around 400...

Shadow Report on Ilisu Dam’s Impacts on Human Rights in Iraq, and the Iraqi Government’s Failure to Act (Geneva Meeting)
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Shadow Report on Ilisu Dam’s Impacts on Human Rights in Iraq, and the Iraqi Government’s Failure to Act (Geneva Meeting)

[:en] The Save the Tigris River and Iraqi Marshes Campaign prepared a shadow report covering the water situation in Iraq as part of the reviewing process of Iraq’s compliance with the International Covenant on Economic and Social Rights. The title of the shadow report is “The Ilisu dam and its impact on human rights in...