What is in a park?

Source: Researchturkey.org – 2 June 2013 – “Imagine … the dawn of the 13th day of the occupation … you’re tired, not sleeping or eating too great … you’ve been harassed, maybe tear gassed and beaten. [Read More…]  Read More →

International Rivers Conference exposes global impact of dam industry

Source: Doga Dernegi, 19 May 2013, Dam-affected communities and international conservation organizations from South America, the Middle East, Europe, the US, and Africa come together today at the International Rivers Conference in Istanbul, Turkey, to debunk the myth of mega-dams as ‘clean’ energy. [Read More…]  Read More →

International activists block Ilisu Dam construction site

Source: Doğa Dernegi, 23 May 2013, Representatives of dam-affected communities and international organizations from South America, the Middle East, Europe, the US, and Africa today blocked the entrance to the construction site of the Ilisu dam in southeast Turkey demanding an end to the controversial development that would sink an ancient city dating back to the Bronze Age. [Read More…]  Read More →

Keeping Hasankeyf Alive: Against the Ilisu Dam

 Akgün İlhan We don’t have luxury here but we aren’t hungry either. Besides we live in the most beautiful place on earth. I wouldn’t go anywhere else even if they paid me millions[1]. An inhabitant of the town of Hasankeyf [Read More…]  Read More →

Turkish PM launches 112 projects on 12.12.12

Source: Hurriyet Daily News, 12 December 2012, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan inaugurated “112 giant projects” by the Forestry and Waterworks Ministry on 12-12-2012, saying they served the whole nation and all the projects reached the entire country. [Read More…]  Read More →

China plans over 300 dam projects worldwide

Source: Mongabay.com, 10 December 2012, A new report by the NGO, International Rivers, takes an in-depth look at the role China is playing in building mega-dams worldwide. According to the report, [Read More…]  Read More →

The Campaign “We Demand Right to Water!” started

Right to Water Campaign launched, on 17 October 2012, a nation-wide petition campaign for enforcing the Turkish Government to include “human right to water and sanitation” in the Constitution of the Republic  of Turkey.  [Read More…]  Read More →

The support for “We Demand Right to Water!” is growing world-wide

A fruitful press conference took place on the 17th of October 2012 in Istanbul, which tells us that participation to the “We Demand Right to Water!” campaign will be growing every day. [Read More…]  Read More →

Press Conference: We demand right to water!

Right to Water Campaign is launching, on the 17th of October 2012, a nation-wide petition campaign to enforce the Turkish Government to include “human right to water and sanitation” in the Constitution of the Republic of Turkey. [Read More…]  Read More →

Iran’s Dam Policy and the Case of the Lake Urmia

Ercan Ayboğa & Akgün Ilhan Iran has been one of the states with the highest rate of dam construction worldwide in the recent years. The construction of hundreds of dams on rivers combined with a non-participative and non-democratic approach has lead to numerous ecological, social, cultural and political problems and conflicts in the past years. There is much public criticism over the intense dam building policy and its impacts. In particular,... [Read More...]

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