Turkey. When Dams Threaten World Heritage Sites
COP22 From Rhetoric to Action
Pelin Cengiz, November 2016
As the Turkish population is preoccupied with an intense political agenda, the historic town of Hasankeyf and the Dicle (Tigris) Valley keep fighting the Ilısu dam to survive. The dam threatens populations, Islamic heritage in Turkey, and a world heritage site in Iraq.
In 1954, a massive project (...)