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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

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 the...

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

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 was...

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”

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 people...

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)

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 Iraq:...

The Euphrates in Crisis: Channels of Cooperation for a Threatened River
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The Euphrates in Crisis: Channels of Cooperation for a Threatened River

Chatham House The Euphrates’ existing resource security challenges have been compounded by upheaval in Syria and Iraq. Without urgent attention, stresses on the river’s resources will add to the catastrophic humanitarian crisis created by the conflict. The Euphrates River is of critical importance for water, food and energy security in Turkey, Syria and Iraq. Flowing south-east...

A New Chapter in Iraqi-Turkish Transboundary Water Relations
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A New Chapter in Iraqi-Turkish Transboundary Water Relations

By Assist. Prof. Vakur Sümer, ORSAM Advisor, Selçuk University, 16 March 2015 Several weeks after the resignation of previous Iraqi administration in August, Turkish President Erdogan and his Iraqi counterpart Fuad Masum met on September 23, 2014 at the United Nations General Assembly in New York. The main aim of this talk was to revitalize Iraqi-Turkish relations with the new Haider al-Abadi...

Ilisu Dam Protest Close to The Dam Site!
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Ilisu Dam Protest Close to The Dam Site!

Initiative to Keep Hasankeyf Alive Press release: Batman, Turkey – 29 February 2015 Today more than 500 people have protested the destructive Ilisu Dam project in the town of Dargecit. The demonstrators aimed at protesting at the dam site, but were prevented by the police. The protestors came from different dam affected provinces in order...

Ilisu Dam construction site militarized!
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Ilisu Dam construction site militarized!

Initiative to Keep Hasankeyf Alive Batman/Turkey Press Release – 16 February 2015 Ilisu Dam construction site militarized With the continuation of the construction of the Ilisu Dam and Hydroelectric Power Plant on the Tigris River in December 2014, the dam construction site has been militarized intensely. This alarming development leads to grave political tensions and...