Tag: Turkey

20Oct
Letter from Dr. Abdul Rahman Al Tahan about the legal position of Ilisu Dam construction

Dear Mr. Ismaeel Greetings, Referring to your message about the legal safeguards for the protection of the marshes, I have discussed the matter with some academics colleagues at…

13Oct
Iraqi Jurists Union Call to Prevent the Construction of the Turkey’s Ilisu dam on the Tigris River

The headquarters of the Iraqi Jurists Union launched a broad campaign to save the Tigris River and the marshes of Iraq, which represent the backbone of life in…

26Sep
International Activists meet in Baghdad to Discuss Legal Strategies to Protect the Tigris River

Baghdad, 26 September 2013 Once the cradle of civilizations and agricultural haven, now Iraq’s land has dried significantly mostly due to man-made causes. For the past 20 years…

20Aug
Press Release: Include Ilisu dam on the Meeting Agenda with Turkish Opposition Leader

Include Ilisu dam on the Meeting Agenda with Turkish Opposition Leader Sulaymaniyah, Iraqi Kurdistan, 20 August 2013 Next week Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu is set to visit Baghdad. As the…

14Jun
Renaissance Dam in Ethiopia and the Similar Turkish Case

By Ahmed az-Zoba`i Translation from Arabic by: Safaa Sheikh Hammed Original Arabic: http://www.iraqnewspaper.net/news.php?action=view&id=22010 “Egypt is the gift of the Nile,” says Herodotus. Egypt could have been part of the Great Arab Desert without the Nile. The…

2Jun
Rivers Unite, Dams Divide: A Struggle to Protect Rivers and Preserve Life

“The struggle of the Mapuche, Hasankeyf and the Indigenous people of the Amazon, is a struggle to preserve the planet” Mapuche leader Moira Millan to Osman Baydemir, Mayor…

26May
International Activists Block Ilısu Dam Construction Site

Press Release: International Activists Block Ilisu Dam Construction Site Source: Damocracy Representative from the Save the Tigris Campaign  participated in the delegation May 21 2013, Turkey Representatives of…

8May
Meet Me in Hasankeyf: Culture, People and Politics in Hasankeyf

By Johanna Rivera, Save the Tigris After our session on global solidarity against water grabs, I headed to south east Turkey, to the region where the GAP project…

23Apr
A common story between Chibayish and Hasankeyf

By Nawras Al-Shabani Translated by Taif Alwachi One of the kids began drawing his portrait, and bestowed it with bright colors, childhood innocence, and the beauty of nature…

28Jan
Ilisu Dam halted by Turkish Court

Save the Tigris Campaign welcomes the ruling of the Turkish State Council against the construction of the Ilisu dam project. This is a victory for those working against the…