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A Training for Humat Dijlah Activists in Preparation for a Regional Water Forum
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A Training for Humat Dijlah Activists in Preparation for a Regional Water Forum

[:en]Following a strategy meeting in April 2017 with river activists from Iraq, Turkey and Iran, Save the Tigris Campaign announced a regional water forum will be organized in April 2018 in the city of Sulaymaniyah (Iraq) with participants from across Mesopotamia. Preparing for this occasion, Humat Dijlah and the Iraqi Social Forum organized a training...

Lessons Not Learned: Turkey’s Ilisu Dam
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Lessons Not Learned: Turkey’s Ilisu Dam

[:en]A report published by International Displacement Monitoring Centre, Published 18 July 2017 “Case study series dam displacement“ This series addresses a gap in awareness and knowledge about people internally displaced by dam construction. Read the full report here.   The Ilisu hydroelectric dam on the Tigris river in south-east Turkey is Europe’s largest dam project...

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Statement on arrest of National Geographic photographer Mathias Depardon and the imminent move of the Zeynel Bey Tomb

[:en]By Ercan Ayboga, Initiative to Keep Hasankeyf Alive Yesterday local sources reported that the Zeynel Bey Tomb in Hasankeyf, which has been encased in a concrete foundation, has now been lifted from its original foundation. According to local reports, the tomb will be moved today (Friday), the DSI (the State Hydraulic Works), which is responsible...

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...

London hosts academic conference on Iraq’s water resources
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London hosts academic conference on Iraq’s water resources

[:en]Concern mounts about the future of Iraq’s water resources, and in an important development Iraqi President Fouad Masoum warned about the deteriorating situation. It is important for Iraq to raise its voice in regional and international fora to fight for its legitimate rights to sufficient shares of water, especially with regards to rivers shared with...